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Oceans to Autumn - The Flood/The Fall
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 096
2 tracks, 18 minutes
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A free EP to introduce all you Silberians to From Oceans to Autumn.
Following the demise of their former band Autumn Is Forever (1997-2004), Brian Helms (guitar & samples) and Allen Knight (bass) started this Charlotte, NC based band in Summer 2006 by recruiting Eddie McDaniel (drums) and Jodi Haas (guitar) to record their debut full-length album Calmed By The Tide, which was released in 2007 (and re-released in 2010) through Forgotten Empire Records.
In July 2008 FOTA released a split EP with Scottish labelmates Fire on The Horizon, recorded the EP Equanimity to offer it as a free download through their website in 2007, and then went on to release their sophomore album On Earth As It Is in October 2010. the band then caught the attention of Silber, who signed the band for the release of this free download EP and the upcoming full-length Oath Of Eternals.
Short and sweat history-of-the-band, and we can easily keep our musical appraisal of the band pretty short as well. FOTA brings us hypnotic music in a broad range of instrumental Post-Metal and Drone Rock, with influences from the likes of Isis, Taken, Earth, Sunn O))), and Rosetta...and people into those bands and instrumental Shoegazer (high factor of that here) can almost blindly order anything ever released by this band! Oh well, of course you could first download the 2-track, 18-minute EP from the label's website, eh? Ya gotta love the samples on the second track (does that come from NASA transmissions to some space craft?). Ooh...and more material by the band can be heard at (www.) myspace.com/experimentalautumn. I'm definitely looking forward to the full-length, and checking as soon as possible whether any of the band's previous releases is still available! Yeah Baby, year-list material again!
~ Concrete Web
At the minute I'm working through a bit of a backlog of things that have been sent to us while I was MIA. This is one of them, a really beautiful EP by From Oceans To Autumn called The Flood/The Fall. They play Post Metal with mega influences from Shoegaze. I'm getting more and more into this the more I hear it. This is definitely going to be played for a long time to come by me.
~ Veins Dried Out
This is a new e.p. from an instrumental
shoegazing metal band on Silber Records. Good Stuff!
From Oceans to Autumn is an instrumental
drone/post metal band that brings us a 2 track, 18 minute EP titled The
Flood/The Fall. Reviewing this actually provides some interesting challenges,
as I’m not particularly well versed in post metal, and only being a 2 song
EP, it has different goals from the traditional album. Let’s see what we
can say though about this release. Firstly, the two tracks are about 9
minutes each, and run together fairly nicely. For the length of the EP
and the general level of variety, I can’t criticize it for being dull or
same-y, nor can I call it dry. The atmosphere of the music is very well
achieved and expressed. It’s a bit creepy, a bit dreamy, and the soundscaping
is done masterfully. In particular, the bass work on the album is, while
not a technical masterpiece, a perfect fit for the rhythm, and a huge presence
in the music.
From Oceans To Autumn is a band that's
been around awhile, and if your after something to take a break from the
monotony of the worlds intensity and insanity and just zone out a bit.
I find myself listening to these songs all the way through, then wishing
they would go on for an hour or two. They got like really adept at using
echos or something here, with a little hint that yeah we still have loud
guitars in there. Anyway, I like them and wouldn't be putting
One of the latest additions to the
Silber roster, with these two tracks being offered by way of an intro to
the band. Recommended for those that like label-mates Irata, or anyone
who likes energetic, instrumental music.
From Oceans to Autumn è il progetto
musicale del duo americano di Charlotte, Nord Carolina, formato nell'estate
del 2006 e composto precisamente da Brandon Helms alla chitarra, Robert
Knight al basso, accompagnati da Eddie Daniel alla batteria e Allen Knight