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Suspended in Reflections

by Ancestors

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Fred Jorissen
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Fred Jorissen Sit back & Relax, music in it's purity, Fragile & with An unexpected twist. Favorite track: Release.
bcb723
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bcb723 This is just a fucking beautiful piece of art. You can throw out the musical touchpoints of shoegaze, post-rock/metal, 90's grunge... ok. The songs are just so good and powerful, almost dream-like with strong melodic guitar lines over harmonic vocals. The songs bleed and flow into another, building into this epic downer of sadness. I must have listened to the opening song(s) "Gone/Through A Window" 30 times in a month. Give this band a chance to get into your head. This album could be your life. Favorite track: Gone.
Eric Van Lustbader
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Eric Van Lustbader Alternative rock with muscles and a purpose. Chiming guitars front and center anchor nugaze-type vocals. Each track builds to anthemic proportions without the cheese of arena rock. A gorgeous unexpected treat. Favorite track: Through a Window.
Dragonsmoke
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Dragonsmoke The more I listen to this album, the more I love it. Melodic, melancholic, marvelous!
William Davis
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William Davis So glad they're back! Absolutely gorgeous and powerful and brutal. Definitely a contender for my Album of the Year. Favorite track: The Warm Glow.
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This was the album of 2018 for me.
Great atmosphere and mellow moods. Reminds me of Sigur Rós ()
Definitely worth a listen on a cold stormy fall evening. Favorite track: Gone.
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1.
Gone 05:44
In a tidal wave of days Washed across an endless stage In worlds of fire and worlds of glass All comes to be and all comes to pass And it feels like being gone And it feels like moving on And it feels like nothing's wrong Anymore Beyond the furthest signs of home Silent air and ashes blown For the moment all is calm A loving darkness stretches on and on and on... And it feels like being gone And it feels like moving on And it feels like nothing's wrong Anymore
2.
Smoky lips Casting whispers Reddened lace pretender Torn apart Fall to pieces Fading grace forever (lost) Time almost stops Still these voices fade away as A fading light Becomes the night And it feels like being gone And it feels like moving on And it feels like nothing's wrong Anymore
3.
Some colors bleed Some colors flow Through closed eyes and Open souls Something hides on the breeze Something touches skin Unknown unseen Follows ever loyally Toward the sunset And still it bleeds Through these eyes At times Far away Far away The warmth under that light Far away Far away The light gave way to night
4.
As August fires rise Concentric wires disguise Further and further Part of another Under a careless weight Beyond the wandering Within all nothing stays Part of the fervor Into the fall
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Release 04:12
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Hold your heart Peel away your skin Turn away Again Take your heart Fold inside your skin Fall on razored pins of light Feel your heart Glowing through your skin Warming everything Within Feel it burst Feel the blood rush in Washing everything away Eat your heart From life Savor withered skin tonight Hell in my hands Seems likely less than We tried to know All of the ways Turn the lights down It starts to crumble For the while We’re floating free Fading silent Part of nothing Endlessly We’ll float away I’m truly gone

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SUSPENDED IN REFLECTIONS, the new album from Ancestors.
Out now via Pelagic Records!

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Los Angeles’ ANCESTORS create mighty, modern music that dovetails slow, heavy riffs and atmospheric, melodic instrumental passages, exuding a deep sense of melancholy.

Six years have passed since the band’s previous album, In Dreams and Time, which came at a transitional and difficult time in each of the band members' lives. In those six years, the band has slimmed down from a 5-piece to a 3-piece, also adding drummer (Daniel Pouliot of HORSE THE BAND and ex- SILVER SNAKES) to their ranks. This lineup has consciously taken their time in writing their 5th album. It was surely worth the wait: „Suspended in Reflections“ is a culmination of everything the band have accomplished thus far. It feels like ANCESTORS have finally arrived at their own, right place.

„I think that as songwriters we've grown exponentially over the past six years“, comments guitarist and vocalist Justin Maranga... „but the most important change was the removal of ego from the writing and recording process. We tried to step out from behind our respective instruments to write the best album we could. We made a beautiful record as a team.“

ANCESTORS' soundscapes are slow and vast, melancholic, dreamy and heavy, all at the same time: fertile soil for venturing outside of the typical realms of rock and metal instrumentation. The jazzy bass lines in „Release“ and the proggy strings in „Into The Fall“ prove that the 3-piece is not confined to any specifc genre of music. The use of an Aeolian-Skinner church organ, however - an instrument with close to 1.941 pipes - woven throughout the album, is the proof that these
excursions are not blind experiments, but landmarks of a sonic path that this band has carefully chosen.

In their 11 years as a band, ANCESTORS has toured multiple times and played festivals in Europe, the US and Canada. The band will return to Europe in the fall of 2018.

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released August 24, 2018

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Ancestors Los Angeles, California

ANCESTORS create mighty, modern music that dovetails innovative arrangement, crushing primordial riff interplay and melodic instrumental passages with textural atmospherics. With both thunderous roar and expansive communiqué, Ancestors are proving to be a quickly-emerging force of musical power and creativity. ... more

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