The EP Troposphere / Magnetosphere (5 track available for digital download) by post rock instrumental band Caves of Steel (not to be confused with the book by Issac Asimov) from Norway was released earlier this year by Doognad Records. The band supported Youth Pictures earlier in the year and are heading over to China for a release tour in China this October. The four piece band formed back in 2007 and consists of Magnus Farkvam on Bass / Guitar, Gaute Johansen on Drums / Cowbell,Inge Jorgensen on Guitar / Electronics, and Peter Anderson on Guitar.
Notice the lack of a lead singer? Don’t let the lack of vocals put you off. Their music is sublime taking a basic post rock theme and interweaving influences including math-rock, electronica, post-metal… the list goes on. Their single ‘Last Citizen of The USSR’ is breathtakingly beautiful, full of complex chords and harmonies making this a chilled out treat. Ethereal and sublime with haunting guitars and deep rumbling bass notes create a surreal picture. Not for everyone but well worth a listen7.5/10
Just wanted to point out that the EP is in fact available on 12" vinyl as well as digital purchase at Doognad Records’ homepage: http://doognad.bigcartel.com