Great Rift Release Vesta June 22; “Siren of the Night” Streaming Now

Posted in Whathaveyou on June 12th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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Later this month will bring the debut album from Vienna heavy psychedelic rockers Great Rift. The Austrian four-piece made their debut last year on Electric Fire Records and that same imprint has joined forces with StoneFree Records to stand behind the new outing, giving it even more of a push than it would otherwise receive. The band have the new song “Siren of the Night” streaming now at the bottom of this post. You know, where the streams go.

In its cover art and color scheme, the Vesta artwork could be said to be in conversation with woefully-missed Dutch outfit Sungrazer, and sure enough there is a tinge of that kind of psychedelic warmth in Great Rift‘s sound, but Vesta owes a more distinctive debt to the blues and hits with a harder edge, as one can hear in the rolling groove that caps the six-minute “Siren of the Night.” As to how the balance tips on the rest of the outing, what’s what June 22 is for, with the vinyl and the album coming out and whatnot.

Some light details about the record follow, more or less as a bridge and an excuse to get to the track posted. Surprise, it’s really about the music. Always was.

In young Majel Barret’s voice: “Working”:

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Great Rift is a four headed heavy/psychedelic Rockband from Vienna, Austria. In 2017 the band recorded their debut EP “Voodoowoodland”, released on “Electric Fire Records“.

In June 2018 their first full length album “Vesta” will be out via “Electric Fire Records” with a vinyl co-release on “StoneFree Records”. Their sound is strongly reminiscent of the heavy blues, hard & psychedelic rock of the 70s.

Tracklisting:
1. The Long High
2. Atlas
3. Siren Of The Night
4. Mercury Sunrise
5. Waves
6. The Grim Reaper
7. Dragonfly

Written by Great Rift
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Thomas Ranosz
at Pure Sound Recordings, Vienna
Produced by Great Rift and Thomas Ranosz

Great Rift is:
Thomas Gulyas – Voice & Guitar
David Hüttner – Guitar & Voice
Peter Leitner – Bass
Alexander Böbel – Drums & Voice

https://www.facebook.com/GreatRift.Vienna/
https://greatrift.bandcamp.com
http://www.stonefree.co.at/
https://www.electricfirerecords.com/

Great Rift, Vesta (2018)

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Vesta Self-Titled Debut out March 2; First Single Streaming Now

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 11th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

Italian heavy post-rock instrumentalists Vesta are the latest pickup by Argonauta Records and will release their self-titled debut album through the label on March 2. At this point it’s almost like a science experiment for me to see how many days go by until the next time I wind up posting about Argonauta snagging another band from somewhere around the world. That last one? Dec. 5. Today is Dec. 11, and if you’re paying attention — pay attention! — that’s not even a week from one to the next. I don’t know if there’s some master plan at work as regards building a roster or what, but Argonauta has become utterly relentless in its pursuit of new acts and new releases. It’s astounding to think of all the stuff already on their calendar for the first half of 2018, let alone what might still come later.

As far as Vesta go, they have the new single “Signals” streaming now and work in the tradition of acts like Russian Circles and maybe a bit of sped-up later Isis. They’re relative newcomers, but clearly have an idea what they’re going for in their blend of airy tones and underlying rhythmic weight.

Audio follows the PR wire info below. Have at it:

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Italian Post Rockers VESTA sign to ARGONAUTA Records

Formed in Viareggio during 2016 by Giacomo Cerri (Seed’n’Feed / Dinelli & SNF Ensemble / Foolhouse / La Lisca) Sandro Marchi (La Iena) and Lorenzo Iannazzone, VESTA are currently authors of a huge sonic atmospheric assault ranging from heavy notes to the most delicate and ethereal solutions. They are characterized by a very heterogeneous style of music, ranging from the heavily discordant notes of heavy metal to more delicate and ethereal passages typical of post-rock.

Their first impressive album, originally self released by the band during 2017, will see again the light for a worldwide edition with new graphic and packaging.

VESTA “S/t” will be released on CD/DD by Argonauta Records and available from March 2nd, 2018.

Vesta is:
Giacomo Cerri – Guitar & Drones
Sandro Marchi – Drums & Cymbals
Lorenzo Iannazzone – Bass & Noise

https://www.facebook.com/vesta2017/
facebook.com/argonautarecords
www.argonautarecords.com

Vesta, “Signals”

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