Inspired by the harsh, rural landscapes of Indiana which they call home, CLOAKROOM drift through a range of emotions and styles on their sophomore full-length Time Well. Fuzzy and depressive. Expressive and expansive. An amalgam of doomy stoner rock, psychedelic shoegaze and moody, pop-influenced, sonic abrasion, Time Well is 10 songs and 60+ minutes of crunchy, guitar-driven atmosphere and downbeat rhythms layered atop deceptively sweet and tranquil melodies. At times crushingly heavy, others gorgeously contemplative, CLOAKROOM write music with purpose and intent; to dissolve from this world into an infinite blur.
I Am The Manic Whale is a progressive rock band formed in Reading, United Kingdom, in 2015, consisting of Michael Whiteman (bass guitar and lead vocals, plus occasional keyboards and guitar), David Addis (guitars and backing vocals), Ben Hartley (drums and backing vocals), and John Murphy (keyboards and vocals). As the debut album from I Am The Manic Whale, "Everything Beautiful in Time" features songs "about finding the beauty in things that are often not considered beautiful and how this changes with the passage of time". From the accompanying documentation it appears that the material for the album has been written over a decade or more, although only recorded in the last year…
The soundtrack for About Time, the 2013 British romantic comedy from Love Actually writer and director Richard Curtis, dutifully reflects its story's time travel premise with a 17-song set of (mostly) previously released selections from the likes of The Killers ("Mr. Brightside"), Groove Armada ("At the River"), Amy Winehouse ("Back to Black"), and Nick Cave ("Into My Arms"). Ben Folds offers up a new, heavily orchestrated version of his sentimental 2001 ballad "The Luckiest," while ex-Dream Academy mastermind Nick Laird Clowes offers up a pair of wistful piano pieces ("Golborne Road" and "The About Time Theme") from his evocative score.
0PN’s Cannes Award ’17-winning OST for Good Time - a soon come crime thriller by NYC’s Sadie brothers - unfurls in all its future-classic glory on Warp to coincide with the film’s release date. Adding to Daniel Lopatin aka 0PN's increasingly impressive soundtrack portfolio - now counting four major films since work on 2013’s Bling Ring (although IMDB has some prior credits) - this one is arguably his most refined and memorable from first impressions. It appears that before the film was even started he’d established a symbiotic relationship with the directors, sharing their vision of how the music would inspire, score and relate to their visual aspect.