Sower of Wind by Philadelphia post-metal band Rosetta, is an overwhelmingly deep journey into the soul of the band itself. An inverted masterpiece of lush and dark ambient/post-rock with unfurling melancholic guitars and warm piano sparsely placed throughout. This album is just as immersive and fraught with emotion as their heavier works.
3 piece post rock/metal group Valerinne of Romania tear through the atmosphere with frenetic and beautifully spacious guitars accompanied by driving drums and absolutely crushing heaviness. The album sways in and out of energetic blasts of sonic glory and hazy drone rich melancholy, exploding and settling within the vastness of the mind.
“Music can be deeply therapeutic, and seems to be a space where pain and beauty coexist in tension. There’s a paradox in that killing our pain often involves killing our sensitivity to sublime beauty and wonder. Music can be a means by which people confront pain with beauty, or falsehood and injustice with truth.” – Rosetta