Spoiwo is an instrumental band from Gdansk, Poland. They're mainly a post rock band but along the way they have picked up elements from ambient, modern classical and soundtrack music, which they succesfully incorporated in their own sound. Salute Solitude, their latest effort, is now available on their bandcamp page and to be honest, it's worth your time and even a little bit of money.
The music Spoiwo makes has no need for heavy guitars or pounding drums. Instead, they work with two synths, creating lengthy and dreamy ambient sounds where bass, drums and guitars can freely build upon. Even when they do get a bit heavier, the music never gets obtrusive or overwhelming. It just keeps on floating through the room, very close to the listener but still always unreachable.
As for post rock influences, I feel like GYBE is a bigger one for Spoiwo than Mogwai is. However, I would even go as far as to claim that people like John Carpenter and other soundtrack composers are even a bigger influence. 'No Kingdom' is a beautiful example of this calm, cinematic approach on their music. 'Flare', opening with piano and bowed guitars, slowly builds into my favourite track.
But to be quite honest, the entire album breathes this almost epic atmosphere, indeed perfectly suited for soundtracks, living rooms and concert halls alike. This is simply an excellent album by a very talented and enthousiastic band. If you're in any way into post rock music, you should check this out. Spoiwo might become one of your new favourites in the genre. For me, they already are...