kumulus – black LP
This is the first full LP by this band hailing from Cologne, Germany. Kumulus are one of the many current bands, that are into post-rock. The five songs sound fresh and creative and they sort of flow together and build into one another. This band creates epic instrumental music, that ebbs and flows. Things are based on plenty of great melodies, driving rhythms, crushing soundscapes as well as an exploration into 80s wave music. Kumulus need no massive riffs and no heavy sludge and no doom influences. Instead, they play a harmonic style of instrumental music. The delay driven guitar and the unique, clean production gives the recordings a very special touch. This is music in the brotherhood of Explosions In The Sky, This Will Destroy You, God Is An Astronaut, Mogwai and Russian Circles.