Jackson Pollock of ambient post-rock: Dan Caine

Dan Caine is ambient/post rock musician from Merseyside, England. A pioneer in the movement, Caine uses powerful, layered guitar melodies to create an atmosphere of an intense range of thought and emotion as he explores the depths of the human psyche. His music is a free-flow of subconscious urge and instinct; a deep dive into the unhindered world of the Id. Much like a fine wine, these meditative works expose more and more of their depth with each listen, and like a mood ring, they morph and change to reflect the state of the listener perceiving them. Caine’s music is also richly melodic and is layered with vibrant textures, created primarily from his collection of guitars, producing brooding atmospheres and serene sonic landscapes.

The Jackson Pollock of ambient post-rock, Caine is a master of breaking music down to its most basic elements, and arranging them in a work of abstract purity. This enables the listener to explore their own connections to the sound and engage with the piece less as a listener, and more as an observer of aural art. His music is broad and guiding, yet flexible and undemanding, allowing the observer a space with which to process their own humanity within it.

The sixth solo album from the prolific ambient/post rock guitarist, Dan Caine, Transitions is an exploration of progressive melodies and beautiful chords layered over down tempo, yet energizing beats. The sense of mounting joy and positivity in this introspective piece is subtle, but impossible to ignore. The album is a journey through one man’s emotional evolution, from one phase of life to another, and each of the seven tracks is a uniquely expressed facet of that process.

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Seasons with OP3 & Runes


‘AWSS’ (Autumn.Winter.Spring.Summer) is a collaboration between OP3 & Runes(Manchester, UK) that features vocals for the very first time.

Minimalistic piano themes, a beautifully haunting string quartet and some well structured electronics became the perfect basis for some deep, heartfelt and ethereal at times vocals by the amazing Runes.

With OP3 mainly focusing on composing the music, Runestook over the lyrics and made the tracks come to life by delicately using vocals, voices and poetry.

The concept of ‘AWSS’ takes the listener to a journey as the passing of the season occurs through a story of love, pain, loss and recovery. Five songs, one year, one story, many voices.

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Vinc2: Ambient music from French Alps

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Vinc2 (“vincz”) is a mainly-instrumental project by a self-educated musician, composer and sound engineer Vincent Coudert who was born in 1988 within the Paris region. He started to compose his own music as early as at the age of 16. Now, living in The French Alps, he has created music that aims to take you among the mountains of his soul. In this beautiful musical landscape, you will encounter delicate piano, discreet beats, dreamy cello, aerial clarinet, ethereal sound and a calm, reassuring vocal tone. On the other hand, to your excitement, you can also experience a fly-through a thunder of electric guitars and electronic experimentations.

Vinc2’s album “By The Third Sea” was, according to the composer itself, born in special conditions. Even though all the musical pieces were already made between 2007 and 2008. What caused such a significant delay of the release of the album then?

“More than ever, I put my whole soul into it. Certain events forced me to consider this album as if it was the last. I re-worked it again and again and as I gradually acquired real professional equipment for my home studio, I was able to shape my ideas. This, however, did not happened immediately, I needed to learn what all my new “playthings” can do first.”

Regarding the name of the album, the composer leaves us wondering what the actual third sea might be. He wants to keep our minds unbiased by his own images. However, there is an album cover for those who want at least a tiny peek into the composer’s imagination and at the universe he attempted to recreate.

“By The Third Sea” was originally to be minimalist but gradually, the instrument tracks have gradually accumulated. In the end, the album has a very dense production and looks like a sea of sounds, it feels like a slow boat rocked by the waves in the middle of a starry ocean, sometimes calm, sometimes unbridled. The near absence of rhythm was intended to strengthen the feeling of floating.

This album is a piece of life. We hope those of you who immerge into it will feel very good. If you are ready to get lost in a sea of feelings, you can weigh anchor and let the boat of your thoughts leave the firm ground.

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