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The Ills: To Wish Impossible Things (2010)

 

Si por algo se ha caracterizado el talante de TJB, especialmente durante el último año, ha sido por concederle espacio a bandas que se han puesto en contacto con nosotros para hacernos llegar su música. Evidentemente, la mayoría de ella tiene un nivel más que elevado, y no es difícil hacer una cierta criba para seleccionar material que postear en el blog. Una de mis mayores alegrías es comprobar cómo mucha de esa música consigue una cierta difusión y es entonces cuando conseguimos uno de los objetivos principales del blog: dar a conocer nuevas bandas. Queremos finalizar el año dándole un repaso a buena parte de lo que ha llegado a la bandeja de entrada de nuestro correo. Es el caso de The Ills, una banda instrumental eslovaca que factura un interesante sonido a medias entre el Shoegaze y el Post-Rock, creando una delgadísima línea imaginaria que es muy difícil de traspasar. De hecho The Ills navegan más que a gusto entre ambas sonoridades, fundiendo la calma y la relajación de los largos desarrollos instrumentales (Inmense, Eleemosynary, Vulnerable, Extinction), con las alambicadas nubes etéreas que rodean a la mayoría de sus temas (Sröde, Oblique), o la distorsión controlada (Ventriloquists, A Milestone). El resultado final de este primer disco grande (habían editado dos Ep´s previos) es el de una cierta calma contenida rodeada de distorsiones y ambientes relajados. Música para oír en el sillón. Su discográfica, EXITmusic.org, ofrece el disco para descarga gratuita, aunque tú puedes contribuir con ellos adquiriendo el mismo desde su página Bandcamp.

The Ills – To wish impossible things (2010)

“The Ills. The name was originally created as a joke involving a jam session from which a track was created. After that moment in Septemper of 2008, it was a joke slowly transformed into a serious group effort. Growing together and discovering their own unique soundscape influenced by post-rock and shoegaze, they quickly garnered attention through several gigs in the Slovak and Czech scene and played at festivals like Creepy Teepee in Czech Republic or Wilsonic in Slovakia. Their first EP called We Love Silence, But Silence Is Awkward was released as a free download through slovak netlabel EXITmusic.org. After this release The Ills played their first slovak tour with band Čisté tvary, supported Trespassers William in Vienna, A Sunny Day in Glasgow in Košice or Hákon in Budapest.
Their debut album is called after the Cure song To Wish Impossible Things and is a first physical release of EXITmusic.org Tabačka label. It consists of eight shoegaze influenced post-rock tunes, which only three of them appeared on previous free EPs. Also it’s the first recording of The Ills from professional studio, even though the band mixed and mastered album by their guitarist Martin Krajčír, also known as Isobutane” (Promotional Press Release)

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28 diciembre, 2010 Posted by | The Ills | 4 comentarios

The Ills: Lost Trams (2010)

 

En The JangleBox no somos muy dados a comentar música instrumental o ambiental. En este caso vamos a hacerlo, porque The Ills son una banda eslovaca que realizan instrumentales que se manejan a caballo entre el Shoegaze/Dream-Pop (Inmense, Vulnerable) y el Post-Rock más etéreo (Broken wheel on the ambulance car). Melodías relajantes y ambientes oníricos que pueden hacer que te dejes llevar por las ensoñaciones veraniegas de estas latitudes, teniendo en cuenta que en este segundo disco el grupo ha relajado aún más su sonido. Un segundo disco para una banda de la que casi nada sabemos por estos lares pero de la que te puedes descargar sus dos discos de forma gratuita si visitas su MySpace. Os dejo con el enlace de este Lost Trams (2010).

The Ills – Lost Trams (2010)

“When I was surfing around the web trying to find some information about this band, I didn’t get very far. Most of the descriptions across the web are just copy-and-paste descriptions that seem to be used in every necessary place you could think of. The description I am talking about can be found on their Myspace page, and even on their Last.fm page. Unfortunately for me, this is all I know about the band, so just regurgitating the material certainly isn’t fun or entertaining to read.
So this is the Ills in a nutshell: Their name came about as a joke after they made their first song in September 2008, and since then they’ve gained momentum, found their own sound, and began playing shows in their hometown of Bratislava, Slovakia. Fun. Now here they are today putting out their most recent EP after putting out their first one back in September of 2009. I haven’t listened to the first EP, but the latest one is a beautiful, thought-evoking album in which they force you to paint a picture in your head to go along with the music. Along with that, their music also creates an environment, (known as a soundscape/dreamscape to some), and it’s as dreamy and lethargic as you could hope for and the second track “Vulnerable” is a prime example of this. The following track “To Go Through the Silence” also fits into this category as well, until about halfway through they suddenly kick things up and the cymbals crash until we’re at the end of the song. The opening track “Immense” is a bit different from these other two, and you can hear it for yourself right below. The final 7-minute track “Broken Wheel on the Ambulance Car” is more electronically dominated than the rest of the songs, resulting in an electrified atmosphere present throughout the entire song”
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styrofoamdrone.com)

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27 julio, 2010 Posted by | The Ills | Deja un comentario

The Ills: We love silence, but silence is awkward (2009)

 

Disco de debut de esta banda eslovaca de Shoegaze/Post-Rock de la que os hablo en el siguiente post. En éste podéis descargar gratuitamente el que fue su primer Ep: We love silence, but silence is awkward (2009).

The Ills – We love silence, but silence is awkward (2009)

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27 julio, 2010 Posted by | The Ills | Deja un comentario

   

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