Chillin’ Down With the Light of Melancholy. “The Circle” by Heretoir

Should I have an opinion on this?! There is some responsibility behind every review. It’s not a complicated job, the one you’re trying to write some stuff about did all the hard work. I never flirted with the idea of myself being a music connoisseur; I enjoy music, it’s true, but it’s quite difficult to […]

The Post-Rock Is Doom(ed). Ordeal & Plight (Review)

Ordeal & Plight has first appeared in 2012 but seemed to failed in presenting their musical intentions in a very visible way. Specifically, it all begun from K desire to start a band and there joined another guitarist, H from Black Horizons; this project sounds like post-rock with black metal influences. Once R (the bassist) […]

“Labyrinth” by White Cube Has the Right Amount of Ambience and Post-Rock

White Cube is a so-called secret side project from the creators of musicformessier and Eensdenkend. I’m here writing this because of a recommendation and I must confess White Cube music fits perfectly my mood. Released on January 16, this psychedelic ambient/post-rock makes me escape from this ordinary, misplaced galaxy. Irony or not, these seven songs […]

“Vanished” is A Light In The Dark (Review)

A Light In The Dark is a very recent project in blackgaze sphere, as recently as the genre itself, founded somewhere in 2012. In the immediate project shadows we find Bogdan Makarov, the same man dealing with other underground bands such as: Skyforest, Hiki or Blurry Lights. Born in Podolsk, Russia, B.M. manages to revive […]

Cu Alte Cuvinte, Muzică: Orkid

Orkid este un trio cu influențe post-rock, shoegaze si post-punk compus din Vlad Ilicevici – chitară și voce, Radu Pop – percuție și Andrei Tănase – chitară bass. Cei trei plănuiesc să își înregistreze primul lor album în vară, după aproape un an de lucru. Track-urile care vor forma primul LP au la baza idei, […]

Interview: Collapse Under the Empire

Collapse Under the Empire is getting ready to play their first concert since the band’s formation. For the first time in their history, the band will perform live (07 May, Saturday) at Dunk!festival in Belgium. The band also announced the release of their new double album “A Matter of Identity” for September 2016. Baldo, Cultartes: […]

Cultartes Presents: “Unity” by Skyforest

“Unity” is the second material of Skyforest, one I have recently heard of and caught my attention in so many ways, that made me tell you about it. First of all this music attracts you trough its warm and melancholic atmosphere, easily digestible. Then you listen leisurely and realize there is a thick bundle of […]

Cultartes Presents: “Unum” by Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain is a new name risen in these horizons with perfumes of metal and folk winds. A combination of Irish spirit and post-rock/metal elements that make “Unum”, you’ll see, a revelation. Colorful and spiritual songs what take you onto a journey in a territory, where if you haven’t walked yet, it will amaze you […]

Put Yourself Into a Half-Hour State of Anxiety With Holy Gallows’ ‘Agita’

Mark Brake (aka Holy Gallows) is a Memphis-based musician who just released ‘Agita’, an experimental, post-rock album containing two tracks of 15 minutes each, with two different kinds of stories behind. As how Garrett Crowe from Everthing is Stories Radio says, “Holy Gallows may remind you of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Tim Hecker, or Loren […]

Listen to ‘Ascuns’, the First Track of ENVIRONMENTS’ Upcoming Album

Cultartes presents Ascuns (en: ‘Hidden’), the new album of Romanian experimental band Environments. The project containing 8 tracks is going to be released on 14th of November at Control Club (Bucharest). The band, including Ștefan Panea, Alex Ghiță and Marius Costache is active since 2011, and had its first European tour last year. They opened shows for […]

When Forest Whispers Black Metal Suites. Interview with Winterherz (Waldgeflüster)

First started in 2005, as a gesture of Winterherz‘ inspiration, Waldgeflüster, moves from a solo concept to a full and a more complicated one. Thus in 2014 there join Arvagr, Thomas Birkmaier, Dominik Frank and Markus Frey. With Herbstklagen (2009), the first full-length, the whole idea of this musical project emerged.  To be mentioned that […]

Fresh on Cultartes! Listen to The New Navy Blue’s Single ‘Alice’

Navy Blue is more than a recent project. They even released a single. Alice. And if you think about Alice in Wonderland, well, you’re not that far from the truth. It’s a musical journey with lot of intrigue and interesting passages. I would have like to listen to more and more of it. That’s what […]

Sisters of… – The Serpent, the Angel, the Adversary (Review)

Sisters of… three guys who combine style that were combined before, which gave birth to kinship between genres and so on. Nothing new! Do you say so? Well, I still play it on repeat. And it binds better. Ah, that’s the thing here. Everything is well connected. It also creates a specific mood. There are […]

This is what we deserve. Interview with Jan Platek (We Deserve This)

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello! Can you tell us when it appeared or what was the first impulse that made you start this project? Jan Platek: I`m making music for almost 25 years now. I started as a drummer and I played in different bands. When you play the drums, you are not really involved in the […]

Sunset in the 12th house – Mozaic (Review)

“Mozaic”. Titlul acesta de album cred că exprimă cel mai bine esența sa muzicală, dar și a creatorilor săi. Avem parte de un ansamblu instrumental alcătuit din frânturi de imaginație muzicală strânse în tolba timpului. Puse cap la cap, încadrate într-un peisaj, surprinse într-o formă, în această formă, dau ființare unui material împlinit, ce stârnește […]

Just fools can regret this! Interview Matti from Baulta (FIN)

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello, Matti! I would describe Baulta music as an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination, a majestic place capable to illuminate the entire Universe. As if there is no home, no human being at all, this pure music reveals a new existence we all can be a part of it. How do […]

Go! Save The Hostages! – A Cloud Passing Over Cairo (Review)

Released on January 25th, this album, once you discover it, absorbs you as you don’t expect. I mean you will like it more than you think, especially since the band’s name is not renowned. For now! The boys are from Cairo and exactly this can tell us that post-rock is already a culture beyond any […]