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released in August 2016, 5 songs from The Autumn Sighs.

"The EP opens up with ‘The Autumn Sighs’, a beautifully constructed slice of dreamy shoegaze. Glorious frequencies greet the listener as the guitars jangle and sway, held firmly within the metronomic swing of the hypnotic drum pattern. The vocals float in on a wave of beautifully enticing reverb, swirling blissfuly in unison with the instrumentation until the chorus progressions explode into a maelstrom of beautiful frequential noise. As opening tracks go, this is monumental. Up next, ‘Thirsty’ takes its foot off of the noisy reverb pedal as a melodious vocal line meanders and undulates gracefully, intertwined with a brilliantly constructed guitar progression and another impressive drum pattern. The track builds as it shifts through it’s sonic gears and finishes with a flurry of golden hued sounds.

Track three, ‘Tonight’ initially confuses me. At first, it leans into indie pop territory as its opening chord progressions coupled with another blissful vocal line unfurls. That notion however is quickly shattered as the track unleashes a whirlwind of soaring reverb induced guitar squall coupled with driving instrumentation and an explosive percussive attack to bring what is now my favourite track on this entire release. What tweaks my attention about the ‘The Autumn Sighs’ is that they have the ability to surprise their listeners as each track works through its progressions. Something that is unfortunately lacking in most modern shoegaze bands these days.

The EP’s penultimate track entitled ‘Flat’, woozily enters earshot on a tremulous guitar line, throbbing bass frequencies and an accompanying percussive pattern. Its dreamy vocal lines enter the fray and instantaneously lifts the entire track to new heights allowing it to glide and arc all over the soundscape thus bringing a serine calmness to proceedings until its finale. The EP’s closing piece entitled ‘Sway’ gently flows as its crawling instrumentation acts a s bedrock for another impressive vocal performance. Its chorus parts build momentum on waves on glorious reverberation coupled with ethereal vocal lines and steadying percussion. Bass frequencies throb as the track meanders along its chosen predesigned course culminating on swirling fuzzy drone. A beautiful & fitting ending to a marvellously executed EP. Recommended listening!" Del Chaney (primal music)

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released August 21, 2016

all songs written and performed by The Autumn Sighs * recorded by The Autumn Sighs * all rights reserved * mixed and mastered by Florian Malicke in Hard-boiled Wonderland, florian@mirarecords.de * produced by Florian Malicke and The Autumn Sighs * bass on all songs by Florian Malicke * artwork by U&K * thanks to Florian, Diana, Silvan&Luk, Katelyn&Alex, Franzi, Jogan, Tine,... © 2016

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The Autumn Sighs NRW, Germany

The Autumn Sighs is an classic, 90´s loving shoegaze band.
"Their sound meanders gracefully through melodious and dreamy swathes of blissful dream pop infused shoegaze coupled with soaring chorus progressions, thunderous drum patterns and addictively hazy instrumentation. The band are made up of Katha – guitars/vocals), Ulrik – guitars/effects/ebow & Denis – drums"
Del Chaney primalmusicblog.com
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