I'm not always so excited about posting new music but today is an exception. A friend sent me a song called "When My Ship Comes In" a couple of weeks back and I found it rather touching -- the song, not the sentiment (though the sentiment was lovely, too, of course). Somewhere between Sigur Ros, Red House Painters, Yume Bitsu, Neil Young and Wilco lies the slow drone beauty and shoegaze-y instrumentation of Glenn D'Cruze's project North Atlantic Explorers. Released last year on Anniedale Records, Skylines is the Explorers' debut CD containing ten songs, all curiosities and sonic sculptures of swirling samples, loops, strings, vibes, banjos, piano, and much more. The album's full of lovelorn ballads, space rock, lush orchestrations, epic atmospheric instrumentals, and delicate wisps of vocals... pound for pound, this album is near impossible not to embrace. It's not usual practice for musicians to make music like this anymore. It's full of intent and everything coalesces in its right place at its right time. It's about space and distance, and the creation or the bridging of it. And the effort renders beautifully. Buy here.
North Atlantic Explorers - "When My Ship Comes In"
North Atlantic Explorers - "I Will Not Leave You Alone"
Download more songs on their myspace.
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