Progressive

Complex, unpredictable music that is often tied into other genres, such as “progressive rock” or “progressive metal”. Prog is characterized by unconventional song structures, creative instrumentation, changing time signatures, and more. Example artists: Rush, The Mars Volta, Coheed And Cambria.

Nate Leslie – Burst

I know, I know, self-promoting is lame. But it’s only lame if the music being promoted sucks. This album does not suck, if I may say so myself. It rocks in fact, and blends everything I’ve done in the past and brings it to a new level of production quality, songwriting, and edginess. I released […] ... Read more

Foreign Friends – Measurements EP1

Oh god, get ready to groove your cheeks off. Each song has a distinct identity of its own, which is something rare for independent electronic/techno artists. Great little EP, check it out immediately. -Nate ... Read more

Drexler – The Coolness EP

If you listen to the first track of this EP and think, “meh, nothing special,” then skip ahead. The tracks “Bang The Drum” and “The Steady Coolness” are fantastic. This is just cool music delivered very well. ... Read more

Nate Leslie – Force My Hand

This sophomore album from Nate Leslie is a medley of many sounds, moods, and sonic colors. The blunt transition between the high-energy rock blast of the opener “The Love” and the brooding, melancholy of the second track “Where There Are Satellites” is enough to show what a roller coaster that this record is. As has […] ... Read more

Ghost Story – Self Titled

I’ve been listening to this band for a while now, and I’m not sure why I haven’t featured this album yet. It has some of the typical post-hardcore/emo sound, but there’s a lot about this album that helps it rise above the stereotypes of the genre. The album is grungy, heavy, and very imperfect, and […] ... Read more

Cloudkicker – Beacons

Ah, Cloudkicker. Complete sonic beauty, brutality, and complexity. This is no longer the most recent release from Columbus Ohio’s Ben Sharp, for just this past november he released two (yes, two) albums that are much dreamier and more acoustically driven. But this is about Beacons. I don’t know if there’s an independent musician anywhere that […] ... Read more

Fire Spoken By The Buffalo – Hiatus

I absolutely LOVE albums that sound dirty, grungy, and dark. “Hiatus” lands smack dab in the middle of those descriptors. FSBtB sticks to standard instrumentation (guitars, bass, drums), and thanks to a penchant for reverb and creating sonic space, a great atmospheric sound is the result. Their sound is reminiscent of Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black […] ... Read more

Cloudkicker – ]]][[[

It’s only three songs, but it is every bit as epic and great as his other releases. Chock full of beautifully heavy guitars, head-enveloping atmospheres, and complex grooves. For much of this EP, you may feel like you are riding the high climax of some world changing event…well, if that event is a hurricane or […] ... Read more

Cloudkicker – The Map Is Not The Territory

Here’s another epic release from the instrumental beast that is Cloudkicker. As far as quality, this music speaks for itself. Unpredictability, tension, atmosphere, extreme heaviness…it’s all here. Wish I had more to say, but if I tried, it would just be a bunch of redundant adulation. Enjoy. ... Read more

Glorie – Self-Titled

Nothing like a little mood music…especially if your mood is contemplative, mysterious, and you’re looking for a shady individual behind a decrepit building in the middle of the night. Glorie’s dark instrumentals make your soul wonder if everything will be ok. What do you expect when one of the songs is titled “Music For A […] ... Read more

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