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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Australasia: Vertebra

Vertebra cover art
Vertebra is the sophomore release from Italian post-rock artist Australasia. Every once in a while, there comes a record that is so imaginative in its scope and excellent in its execution, that it defies all the usual superlatives. Vertebra is just such a record. The album defines a new aesthetic for post-rock. Blending elements from metal, shoegaze and ambient, the record stretches the genre into new territory, while retaining all the lushness and beauty that had previously defined the genre.  This LP is an absolute must have. Stream four preview tracks of Vertebra at the link below.