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Topic: Battlestations, post rock,space rock, and all that
Posted By: Battlestations
Subject: Battlestations, post rock,space rock, and all that
Date Posted: August 03 2011 at 17:25
Hello, creatures.

Just been added here,  http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6555" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6555 .

So... As we have some promo CD's to dispatch, we thought some of you might be interested in getting one and review the damn thing ;)

Anyone interested chimes in...

Over and out for now.

Cheers,
Battlestations


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: August 03 2011 at 19:11
PM sent!

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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: August 08 2011 at 15:58
PM sent

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: August 08 2011 at 16:05
PM sent to both J-Man and Andy.

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Posted By: ULikeThatDontYa
Date Posted: September 18 2011 at 16:30

Battlestations – Battlestations

The debut album entitled “Battlestations,” is also by the band of the same name. Although being dubbed “post-rock, space rock, and all that”, I like to think of Battlestations as an experimental progressive post-rock band. While the songs may not have been as progressive as I would’ve liked, there are still plenty of prog flourishes. I had never really gotten into post-rock, but in all honesty I never really tried to. The long ambient passages didn’t really seem too exciting to me. However, Battlestations may have changed my opinion. The format of this album and songs are much different than a normal album, you wouldn’t generally have 3 songs with an average length of about 15 minutes. The album may be technically instrumental, but there are plenty of clips of people speaking.

From the first spoken passage in the beginning of No Survivors, it may or may not become clear what the songs are about. Even though I don’t concur with the lyrics, they are very mystifying. After a couple more positive ambient sections, the music takes a darker turn and remains that way for most of the rest of the song. Towards the end of the song drums start to fade in for a bit before fading out again giving way to a haunting piano melody.

The Taste of the Kill is the shortest song on the album, yet it weighs in at almost 8 minutes. Even after listening multiple times to the songs, I still do not get the name of the title. The majority of the song is a positive, peaceful ambient section with some narrative and chanting thrown in at the middle of the song.

Rounding up the album is Accident of Ideals, my personal favorite. A strong guitar line dominates the majority of the song with some nice choir harmony-esque sounds in the background. A very nice transition changes from positive guitar leads to a more bleak sound and a long spoken passage with some very haunting synths. A very weird voice, perhaps reversed or mixed up, ends Accident of Ideals.

Battlestations is a great album overall, especially being the first release of the band. The band is very musically complex; each member having mastery at his/her own instrument. The dark, desolate theme of the album melds with the music very well. While I may not agree with what the lyrics convey, they are very mysterious and may/may not require multiple listens to understand the concept. If new material from Battlestations comes my way, I will certainly grab it up. 8/10. 



Posted By: Conor Fynes
Date Posted: September 19 2011 at 01:13
I'll send a PM with my address!


Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: September 19 2011 at 16:02
Conor, PM sent.

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: January 13 2012 at 21:28
All,

For those interested, we have a new track up, as a kind of intermediary step with the next album due later this year.
You can download that here :  http://music.battlestations.ws/track/return-mr-abject" rel="nofollow - http://music.battlestations.ws/track/return-mr-abject

We'd love to add it here also, but we feel that 128kbps is pushing it a little...

Cheers,
Battlestations


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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: January 13 2012 at 21:33
^As in too low quality? It's not terribly good but you could go much worse. I'd send the file to an admin; it's free promotion anyway. Wink

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: January 13 2012 at 21:44
We feel 320 falls a bit short already, but then again we are awful snobs.

So, an admin in particular, or any will do?


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Posted By: pianoman
Date Posted: January 14 2012 at 10:11
320 is the highest quality an ipod or other mobile device can read...WAV's are converted to 320. Though a computer is a different story.

Downloading...excited to hear it!

P.S. I'm also in a post rock band called "Until Sunrise." Check us out if you have the time:

http://oxide-tones.com/artists/until-sunrise/


Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: January 14 2012 at 10:35
Originally posted by Battlestations Battlestations wrote:

We feel 320 falls a bit short already, but then again we are awful snobs.

So, an admin in particular, or any will do?


I'm a slight audiophile as well, so I understand. Tongue

And Tony R takes care of the mp3 additions.

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: January 14 2012 at 13:19
Thanks, PM sent to Tony.

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: April 12 2012 at 13:34
Us again.

We have a new album coming out on the 22nd of this month, and it's be nice to make the rounds again for reviews; anyone's welcome.

Album's entry is here:  http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=37538" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=37538

We can provide either a physical release (which is very nice) or a hi-res download link.

Chime in now ;)

Cheers


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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: April 12 2012 at 14:58
I would love to review your second album. Smile

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: April 12 2012 at 15:57
We thought of that Andy, a CD is already on its way to you ;)

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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: April 12 2012 at 16:39
Awesome, thanks!! Big smile

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Posted By: Conor Fynes
Date Posted: April 13 2012 at 12:46
Count me in too!


Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: April 14 2012 at 01:36
And I would also love it as well. Please count me in!

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: April 14 2012 at 07:02
Conor & Memo: duly noted. CDs shipping on Monday.

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 13:20
Those willing to give it a spin before requesting a CD for review can do that here:  http://soundcloud.com/battlestations2011/sets/in-a-cold-embrace" rel="nofollow - http://soundcloud.com/battlestations2011/sets/in-a-cold-embrace

Cheers


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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 18:30
Heart


Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 19:19
Wink

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: May 12 2012 at 15:50
First review courtesy of Andy here:  http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=751588" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=751588

More volunteers? ;)

Cheers


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Posted By: Conor Fynes
Date Posted: May 20 2012 at 21:44
I volunteer!

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=755882" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=755882

Embarrassed


Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: May 21 2012 at 04:52
Thanks Conor Approve

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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: May 21 2012 at 17:22
Originally posted by Conor Fynes Conor Fynes wrote:

I volunteer!

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=755882" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=755882

Embarrassed

Headbanger

5 star Battlestations ftw! 


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: July 14 2012 at 07:45
Reviewed both albums - very good music to chill out to. Thanks again

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Posted By: pianoman
Date Posted: July 15 2012 at 17:40
I posted a review too...some of the best post rock/ambient I've heard in a while.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=784294" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=784294


Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: July 26 2012 at 19:43
http://www.progarchives.com/top-prog-albums.asp?syears=2012#list" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/top-prog-albums.asp?syears=2012#list

Damn.

Beer


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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: July 26 2012 at 22:19
Pretty awesome!
I don't have this one yet, but I love the debut.  Will definitely be getting this one.  It's on my list; just have to place the order.  Unless I can find it at my local record store!  Tongue


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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: July 26 2012 at 22:27
It has been catching my attention seeing it's one of the Top Ten Math-Rock and Post-Rock albums EVER. 
I'll look into it soon. 


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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: July 26 2012 at 22:30
It's excellent - and that's coming from someone who doesn't typically like post rock.

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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: July 26 2012 at 22:31
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

It has been catching my attention seeing it's one of the Top Ten Math-Rock and Post-Rock albums EVER. 
I'll look into it soon. 

As of right now, it's the highest rated post rock album ever Clap


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Posted By: VanVanVan
Date Posted: July 26 2012 at 22:46
Originally posted by Andy Webb Andy Webb wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

It has been catching my attention seeing it's one of the Top Ten Math-Rock and Post-Rock albums EVER. 
I'll look into it soon. 

As of right now, it's the highest rated post rock album ever Clap

It deserves it, no doubt. Tongue I said it in my review, and I'll say it again: it would take an absolute doozy of an album for me not to pick In A Cold Embrace as my favorite album of the year. 




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Posted By: Sheavy
Date Posted: August 09 2012 at 15:50
Whelp In A cold Embrace just arrived in the mail today, and just finished my first listen. I don't like to give out premature praise, but damn, this really is living up to all the hype. This is right up there with GYBE's F#A# album in terms of my favorite dark depressing PR albums (as of right now). Keep up the good work! Beer

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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: August 09 2012 at 20:56
Where did you buy it from?

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Posted By: Sheavy
Date Posted: August 10 2012 at 07:38
The band was kind enough to mail me a free promo.

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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: August 10 2012 at 21:20
cheater!
Wink


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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: August 12 2012 at 09:53
Here you go Frank:  http://music.battlestations.ws/" rel="nofollow - http://music.battlestations.ws/  Tongue

The CD is worth the €5. Plus it's only €5, which is like $6.


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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: August 12 2012 at 14:43
Originally posted by Andy Webb Andy Webb wrote:

Here you go Frank:  http://music.battlestations.ws/" rel="nofollow - http://music.battlestations.ws/  Tongue

The CD is worth the €5. Plus it's only €5, which is like $6.
 But... 
5.00 EUR
that's $6.13  http://music.battlestations.ws/#" rel="nofollow - USD , plus $8.58  http://music.battlestations.ws/#" rel="nofollow - USD  add’l shipping to  http://music.battlestations.ws/#" rel="nofollow - United States

Not that that's horribly expensive, but it seems a bit odd to pay more for shipping than for the actual CD!
I got the first one from amazon.  Looks like this one might be available there at some point...?  Or perhaps one of our favorite U.S. prog vendors?


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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: August 12 2012 at 20:10
Wow, I didn't see that. LOL

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: August 21 2012 at 08:48
We didn't read the thread in a long while, so: we do ship at lower than actual cost to us. This'll seem petty to some but here goes what it costs us to send CDs out: padded envelope costs around €1.2, shipping to anywhere in Europe outside of Belgium is €6.56, to the US €7.60.

We just can't give them away, folks ;) Much as we'd love to. And we don't reflect the whole shipping costs up on to you. It does suck, but blame the postal services.


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Posted By: ayanamisf
Date Posted: October 28 2012 at 04:59
if u like eat spam, try this website : http://spam.com/" rel="nofollow - http://spam.com/


Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: October 29 2012 at 05:31
^ ?

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Posted By: pianoman
Date Posted: October 29 2012 at 09:15
Originally posted by ayanamisf ayanamisf wrote:


if u like eat spam, try this website : http://spam.com/" rel="nofollow - http://spam.com/ http://blindtest.no-ip.org" rel="nofollow -


Some good old-fashioned spam nonsense.

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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: October 29 2012 at 15:17
Sure is. What's disheartening is that it seems to be "clever" term-oriented spam. We'll have to ditch the band name.
Just kidding.


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Posted By: pianoman
Date Posted: October 29 2012 at 20:53
But you guys aren't Battles! That's another awesome band.

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Posted By: wep33
Date Posted: October 30 2012 at 19:19
Very nice!


Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: October 31 2012 at 06:04
Beer

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: October 31 2012 at 08:30
Originally posted by pianoman pianoman wrote:

Originally posted by ayanamisf ayanamisf wrote:


if u like play battles, try this website : http://blindtest.no-ip.org" rel="nofollow -


Some good old-fashioned spam nonsense.


SPAM!

should be reported and we are not sposd to quote spam as the admins then have to delete both spam post and your post


just delete the spam hyperlink for safety and i will report the spam

cheers!


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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 18:58
Enjoy.



Part 2 and EP coming next month.


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Posted By: Battlestations
Date Posted: August 27 2013 at 14:20
Since a new thread has been created for the new release, perhaps it's appropriate to delete this one? Admins?

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: August 27 2013 at 16:55
I would just post everything here. 

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