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Artist: Pillars (Indianapolis, IN)
Album: Of Salt and Sea
This one slid in right at the end of the year, and knocked me off my feet. I don’t know how these dudes slipped under my radar while I was living in Indianapolis but I’m still mad about it. With former members of Anapparatus and Bowels of Judas, it’s safe to say these dudes have been at the game for a while and know what they are doing. Their newest release, “Of Salt and Sea” is their first fully instrumental release, and it earned them a spot on Arctic Drones’ “Post-rock listeners’ choice” list of 50 best releases of the year. And it is a spot well deserved. This album has the heaviest of heavies, and the lowest of lows, and is super crisp sounding throughout. This is one of my personal favorite albums to come out last year."
For fans of: Caspian / Isis / Pelican
"The title track "Of Salt And Sea" is such a beautiful example of an instinctively constructed song. Everything sounds perfectly logical and that makes this album so special. These musicians understand the power of their instruments and know how to dose this correctly. [Of Salt and Sea] is a fascinating spectacle."
“Of Salt and Sea" marks the band’s most complete release to date, while also marking their first entirely instrumental collection of songs."
"The album delivers a rejuvenated post-rock sound that pushes the boundaries of the genre to stratospheric new levels."
"Displaying a band at the height of their song-crafting ability, Of Salt and Sea represents the culmination of a continuous sonic evolution, and is one of the most impressive post-rock albums of the year."
"Pillars merge many areas of music into a harmonious structure, the post-rock sound is the dominant language on the new album. Here the Americans succeed in a balanced split between emotions and explosions."
“Of Salt and Sea is an audacious album, start to finish, from artists who are ready to push their music to audiences in innovative ways while in turn pushing audiences to expand what they expect from a live band, genre be damned.”
"A deep dive into instrumental cinematic soundscapes. Re-inventing themselves as an instrumental band, Pillars manage to capture your attention without actually singing a single word."