17 Dec 2013

Dunk Festival 2014 line up

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Dunk Festival will be held for the 10th time this year, 18 – 19 – 20 April 2014. This year the festival will be in its new place in Zottegem, Belgium. Among the other amazing artists, The Seven Mile Journey will be playing in the festival. The band is working on the new songs for their next album. Today the line up is announced.

    • Alright The Captain (UK)
    • Zero Absolu (FR)
    • Steak Number Eight (BE)
    • Alias Empire (IE)
    • Exxasens (ES)
    • Arms and Sleepers (US)
    • God Is An Astronaut (IE)
    • Indignu (PT)
    • Syberia (ES)
    • UpCDownC (UK)
    • MOTEK (BE)
    • The Seven Mile Journey (DK)
    • Industroika (BE)
    • Sleepmakeswaves (AU)
    • Lymbyc Systym (US)
    • Le Seul Elément (FR)
    • Lost In Kiev (FR)
    • Kerretta (NZ)
    • Aesthesys (RU)
    • The Best Pessimist (RU)
    • This Quiet Army (CAN)
    • EF (SE)
    • Nadja (CAN/DE)

The festival team said “We are only waiting for a few more confirmations which will be added as soon as they confirm. The time schedule can’t be finished before all bands are confirmed. ”

♫ Listen to The Seven Mile Journey’s Notes For Synthesis

26 Jun 2012

A new release comes from Remora : The Heart That Kills

Fluttery Records is honored to host Brian John Mitchell and his project Remora. Brian is owner of Silber Records, a painter, comic book creator and experimental musician. His music, recorded and released under the name Remora, uses guitar effects to build ambient dreamscapes and noisy terrors.

Remora has been around since 1996 bringing out post-apocalyptic pop songs to the masses. Dominated by often sole member Brian John Mitchell, Remora is often a sonic surprise – sometimes making walls of guitar noise & sometimes singing a capella while somehow maintaining the aesthetic that is Remora.

The 1990s saw Remora as a single guitar making ambient walls of tranquility & aggression. The 2000s saw Remora doing everything from a capella (Songs I Sing) & acoustic guitar releases (The Alcohol EPs) to robotic rhythms (Mecha) & a full band structure (Scars Bring Hope) & occassionally delving back to the guitar noise roots (Reversion, Derivative). Within the context of all these styles, the music remains recognizable as Remora in a genre of its own that Michell calls “post-apocalyptic pop” with equal influences from Joy Division, Jandek, Godflesh, lovesliescrushing, & Brian Eno.

On The Heart That Kills, Remora drifts away from the sci-fi-survival themes often prevalent in the lyrics & instead deals with the emotional apocalypse of the death of a loved one. In 2008 Mitchell pulled his grandmother out of a nursing home & quit his job to take care of her at home doing everything from making her meals to bathing her, by her side more or less 24 hours a day. In October 2011 she had a fall that caused an inner cranial bleed & after a week in a coma with Mitchell lying on the bed next to her holding her hand she died. Recorded within the following month in Mitchell’s bedroom, The Heart That Kills is a direct response to the feelings of anger, remorse, guilt, joy, hope, despair, & loneliness associated with the death of a loved one.

Predominantly The Heart That Kills is a drone record. It clocks in around 72 minutes with all but three of those minutes using two guitars & two bass guitars feeding back as the only sounds. At times the feedback is a somewhat passive presence & at other times it is an aggressive one, rising & falling like hope between labored breaths. Clearly this is not something meant for everyone. The remaining three minutes are split four ways between two a capella tracks (“Live Forever” & “Let Me Carry Her Body Through The Gates”), a glockenspiel track (“Chimes”), & the only traditional song structure on the album (the half funeral dirge/half anthem “Bring You Back”). This is not a fun record, this is not the “post rock party show” that Mitchell toured with five years ago, but it is perhaps the most important record of Remora’s discography.

Recommended if you like Earth, Sunn O))), Stars of the Lid, Boris, The Angelic Process, Tim Hecker, Nadja, Boris, Grouper, Have a Nice Life Have a Nice Life, Oneohtrix Point Never, Menace Ruine Menace Ruine, William Basinski, Fuck Buttons, Aarktica, Aube, Jesu, Swans, Joy Division, Sun O))), Jandek, Flying Saucer Attack, Lycia, Brian Eno, Khanate, Emeralds, Belong, Peaking Lights, Loscil, Asva, Windy & Carl,Barn Owl, The Dead Texan, Oren Ambarchi.

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20 Feb 2012

The Seven Mile Journey Release A New Album: Notes For The Synthesis

The Danish post-rock band The Seven Mile Journey is releasing their third album “Notes for the Synthesis” on March 12th 2011

post rock band the seven mile journeyThe album further explores The Seven Mile Journey‘s musical approaches and concepts deeper than ever before, along with combining these with new ones. Through this the band creates new layers in their music and is intensifying and broadening the overall dimensions and expression in the songs, in the sound of The Seven Mile Journey, and in the new album as a whole.

The Seven Mile Journey’s new album “Notes for the Synthesis” is constructed of 6 unified tracks moving through gloomy and melancholic passages to intense and captivating soundscapes. Each track tells its own tale in the overall storyline, inviting the listener into the role of narrator and interpretor of the instrumental introverted musical journey.

The band took its current name in 1999 and recorded it ́s first demo cd “The Seven Mile Journey” in 2001. In 2006 the band released their debut album “The Journey Studies” followed by their second album “The metamorphosis Project” in 2008. These releases enabled The Seven Mile Journey to play concerts all over Europe including performances at the Roskilde Festival and at the Dunk Festival.

The album is highly recommended for listeners of Crippled Black Phoenix, Mogwai, Red Sparowes, Mooncake, Isis, Jesu, Alchest, Russian Circles, Kayo Dot, Cult of Luna, Neurosis, Nadja, Pelican, Explosions In The Sky, Hammock, Saxon Shore, This Will Destroy You, World’s End Girlfriend, Port-Royal, God Is an Astronaut, Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Pre-orders already started and the album will be released on March 12, 2011. It will also be available on all the major music download stores like Itunes,Bandcamp, AmazonMP3, Napster and eMusic. The CD can be purchased from the Fluttery Records website.

Fluttery Records is an independent record label releasing Post-rockAmbientExperimental,ElectronicModern Classical Music.

Listen or Buy Notes for the Synthesis