Whales and Aurora – The Shipwreck

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Artist Whales and Aurora
Album The Shipwreck
Genre Post-Rock | Post-Metal
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Label  Slow Burn Records
Release 30 May 2012

Whales and Aurora’s project was born at the beginning of 2008 as a 5-piece band, with former members of LaPeste and the Simple Truth.
Psychedelic atmospheres of the early 70s, ethereal musical landscapes of the post-rock scene and warm powerful distortions give a polyhedral personality to the band.

“The Shipwreck” is the result of a long period of writing and composing sessions. It is a concept album that brings the listener, step by step, to a negative status of consciousness; a desperate, black and white vision which arrives to an apathetic acceptation of things as they are, as in the Sartre’s theories of existential angst: accepting the indifference of the physical world to man’s aspirations seeing that realization not only as a regret but also as an opportunity.
Passing by different chapters and different emotional landscapes, this difficult journey described by W&A is composed by 7 tracks. Recorded at Raptor Studio with producer Matteo “Ciube” Tabacco and Chris Dowhan from Planet Red Studios (Virginia, USA), who worked with bands such Giant, Spitfire, Night Like These and The Black Dahlia Murder.