Ok, I admit, maybe some things are quite alright. So let's not lose ourselves in a downward spiral of negativity. Instead, let's focus on something good, something that managed to put a smile on my face today. And that something is music, more specifically this nice ep by Paris, France based quartet The Random Monsters. These guys just released a nice three-track ep, loaded with atmosphere and melancholy.
I think it's safe to say that this is a post-rock band. (Mostly) elaborate instrumental passages, ambient soundscapes and a slow but highly immersive tempo make up most of this ep. So it's no wonder that bands like Mono, Mogwai and This Will Destroy You often Come to mind. But there's more. Somewhere in the music influences from acts like Tool and Pink Floyd are hidden, not on the surface but deeper.
The ep opens with 'Mason's Moment', which clearly sets this band in the post-rock scene. In follower 'The Winding Way', the vocals appear, pushing the whole a bit towards the indie rock sector. Closer 'Fathers' is the absolute highlight, a continuously alternative post-rock masterpiece, ranging from soothing soundscapes to energetic, almost metal-like, outbursts. Yeah, I dig this a lot. So check it out, it really is a nice addition to your post-collection.