Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Arms and Sleepers - Nostalgia For The Absolute (2011) (AWESOME !!!)
Genre : Modern-Classical, Ambient, Electronica
01. Crash (02:40)
02. Lisbon (02:40)
03. Croix Rouge (01:35)
04. Lovers Arctic (01:35)
05. Clayton (01:39)
06. The Dying Animal (02:43)
07. Nova (01:10)
08. Rondo (02:29)
09. Tonight We're Thinking Of You (02:05)
10. The Hidden Sea (03:30)
11. Quiet Camera (01:18)
12. Night (02:23)
13. Rire Jaune (Bonus Track) (03:12)
ARMS AND SLEEPERS is the American duo Max Lewis and Mirza Ramic, with frequent guest appearances by Ben Shepard of Uzi & Ari. The band was formed in 2006 and has since released 12 albums and EPs, in addition to several tours of North America, Europe, and the UK.
"Nostalgia For The Absolute" is Arms and Sleepers' 12th official release, and the 1st of 2011. Deliberately planned for the transitional period between winter and spring, this short album evokes not only the romanticism and darkness of the unforgiving cold season, but also the excitement and hope of the nascent warm season. Written and recorded over a course of two years, "Nostalgia For The Absolute" finds the band further exploring their modern-classical and ambient leanings, both an homage to and an expansion on their previous effort of similar nature, Cinematique. Wordless, concise and melancholy, this is a release that has focus but is not afraid to breathe—a perfect soundtrack for the sleepless, the contemplative and the nostalgic.
"Nostalgia For The Absolute" is the first in a series of albums and EPs to be released by Arms and Sleepers in 2011, and acts as an introductory piece to the 3rd official full-length, out in May also via Expect Candy.