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    Posted: November 02 2011 at 23:50
A Journey Down The Well is the band from Turkey http://www.myspace.com/ajourneydownthewell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Edited by Svetonio - November 03 2011 at 00:11
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A bit more on this one:
 
This band were the subject of a thread started by robbiethebig in the General Music Discussions forum on 13 May 2007, which had 97 views and 4 replies: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=37929. At that time they had only released one album - invitingly titled "The Funeral Album" The response on this site was quite encouraging despite the exceedingly gloomy aspect of the music, and it was even suggested that the band might be suitable for adding in post rock.
 
So what has happened between then and now?
 
A Journey Down The Well was founded in 2006 by musicians from Turkey (Taner Torun) and Sweden (Anna Erneman and Martin Bjelfvenstam). In 2010, after releasing two albums (The Funeral Album - 2007 and Sorry Monsters, I Have To Grow 2009) the Swedish wing left the band, citing the difficulty in traveling between the two countries. Taner Torun (the only founding member remaining in the band as well as the owner of Fluttery Records, the label upon which the band's music is released) has moved the project to his hometown and partnered with Ipek Zeynep Kadioglu (cellist, Mimar Sinan Conservatory & Manchester University School of Music and Drama graduate). The band's third release, an EP called "How Little Can Be The Orchestra" was on October 20th this year.
 
This is the description of the band from Fluttery Records own website:
 
"A Journey Down The Well is the point where the soul of minimal classical music meet modern forms such as ambient. They are creating extraordinary works, since the band was formed in 2006. A Journey Down The Well is now consist of two people; Taner Torun and Ipek Zeynep Kadioglu.
 
Although the band thinks none of the genres really fit, their music is commonly tagged as post-rock, ambient, experimental and avant-garde. Due to their orchestrated arrangements with cello, violin, piano they are familiar with minimal and contemporary classical music."
 
For an in depth review of the second album "Sorry Monsters I have To Grow", try this link from Music Musings and Miscellany Blog: http://dezji.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/album-a-journey-down-the-well-sorry-monsters-i-have-to-grow-fluttery-2009/.
 
As for samples of the music, the second album and the latest EP can be streamed in their entirety directly from Fluttery Records website:
 
You can also listen to them (or purchase them very reasonably) on bandcamp:
 
For the first album, which is no longer available to purchase, though there are plans to re-release it - you can go to Lastfm.com and the tracks from it are available to stream in full: http://www.last.fm/music/A+Journey+Down+The+Well
 
Other useul links include facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ajourneydownthewell and the blog http://ajourneydownthewell.blogspot.com/ as well as the band's own website and myspace pages which were given in Svetonios o.p.
 
An interesting band indeed, but good luck in assigning them to a sub genre... Big smile


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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2011 at 11:43
Originally posted by yam yam


 
This band were the subject of a thread started by robbiethebig in the General Music Discussions forum on 13 May 2007, which had 97 views and 4 replies. At that time they had only released one album - invitingly titled "The Funeral Album" The response on this site was quite encouraging despite the exceedingly gloomy aspect of the music, and it was even suggested that the band might be suitable for adding in post rock.


That was a Swedish band with the same name. ;)


This particular band sounds like chamber music mixed with dark ambient, not prog nor rock as far as I am concerned. Loved the kitties though. LOL
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Originally posted by yam yam


 
This band were the subject of a thread started by robbiethebig in the General Music Discussions forum on 13 May 2007, which had 97 views and 4 replies. At that time they had only released one album - invitingly titled "The Funeral Album" The response on this site was quite encouraging despite the exceedingly gloomy aspect of the music, and it was even suggested that the band might be suitable for adding in post rock.


That was a Swedish band with the same name. ;)


 
 
They actually were the same band - originally it was composed of two Swedes and a Turk. This formation recorded "The Funeral Album" in 2007 (the subject of the original thread) and "Sorry Monsters, I Have To Grow in 2009". The Swedes (Anna Erneman and Martin Bjelfvenstam) left the band in 2010, and Taner Torun, the surviving Turkish component, joined forces with Ipek Zeynep Kadioglu in order to carry on the project. I somehow managed to omit the link to the old thread in my first post here - I have now edited the post to include it.  Embarrassed
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