STILL MOTIONS

Creating feelings and emotions through soundscapes.

Ambient, post-rock from the desert of Arizona.

All music written and recorded by still motions

Thomas Brenneman – Guitar
Chris Estes – Guitar
Gigi Zimmer – Bass
Chris Julian – Drums

Sites

http://stillmotionsmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/stillmotions…

https://www.instagram.com/stillmotions/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7vs3V…

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt94…

The debut record by still motions – Mirrors is a collection of songs that reflect on the emotions/feelings/situations that crafted them. Some good, some bad, some light, some dark, some happy, and some sad. They are the things we all feel day in, and day out. Everyone has their own way of expressing their feelings. Sometimes putting them into words can be painful… and hard. But, they are not meant to be bottled up. This is how we express ours…

Discography

Sonder

Sonder | still motions (bandcamp.com)

Part of a digital split single release under POST. Recordings, alongside label mates, Colin Phils.
credits
released August 25, 2020
Thomas Brenneman – Guitar
Chris Estes – Guitar
Gigi Zimmer – Bass
Chris Julian – Drums
Engineered/Mixed/Produced by Cory Spotts
Mastered by Rogue Planet

Sonder – YouTube

Mirrors

Mirrors | still motions (bandcamp.com)

1.An Epiphany 04:18
2.Where You Found Me 07:10
3.The Sleeping Phoenix 06:16
4.Through Doubt, Comes Clarity 05:58
5.Dissension 04:31
6.Mirrors 06:29
about
The debut record by still motions – Mirrors is a collection of songs that reflect on the emotions/feelings/situations that crafted them. Some good, some bad, some light, some dark, some happy, and some sad. They are the things we all feel day in, and day out. Everyone has their own way of expressing their feelings. Sometimes putting them into words can be painful… and hard. But, they are not meant to be bottled up. This is how we express ours…
credits
released May 1, 2020

All music written and recorded by still motions
Thomas Brenneman – Guitar
Chris Estes – Guitar
Gigi Zimmer – Bass
Chris Julian – Drums

Produced and engineered by Cory Spotts

Mastered by Rogue Planet Mastering

Artwork by Flesh and Bone Design

Released under POST. Recordings

Mirrors – YouTube

Mirrors (Single)

Mirrors (Single) | still motions (bandcamp.com)

Through Doubt, Comes Clarity (Reimagined)

Through Doubt, Comes Clarity (Reimagined) | still motions (bandcamp.com)
A “reimagined” version of the single, “Through Doubt, Comes Clarity”
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released January 15, 2020

Through Doubt, Comes Clarity

Through Doubt, Comes Clarity | still motions (bandcamp.com)

Where You Found Me

Where You Found Me | still motions (bandcamp.com)
Debut release from still motions.
credits
released June 28, 2019
Thomas Brenneman. Chris Julian, Cory Spotts
Reviews
still motions: Mirrors

APRIL 07, 2020

Phoenix, AZ post rockers, still motion, will be releasing their debut album, Mirrors, on May 1st, 2020 through POST. Recordings and Araki Records, which they have previously introduced with a pair of noteworthy singles. The titular album closer is the third specimen off the coming album, and an overall steady piece of post rock moodiness and boldness that brings the band’s debut to an electrifying conclusion.

Mirrors pairs well with the slow building tension of acts like This Will Destroy You and Caspian, purely instrumental and coming through rather longing, eloquent and open to interpretation. At six and a half minutes the song leaves room for its contrasting sentiments to grow and evolve without overindulging in the genre’s platitudes, at the same time presenting a hopeful and very likely to thrive fresh band.

still motion are Thomas Brenneman (guitar), Chris Estes (guitar). Gigi Zimmer (bass) and Chris Julian (drums).

REVIEWS/RELEASES

STILL MOTIONS PERFORM BEAUTIFULLY IMMERSIVE AMBIANCE ON DEBUT POST-ROCK ALBUM

By Caleb R. Newton / May 7, 2020

On their debut album Mirrors, the Phoenix, Arizona-based ambiance-infused post-rock group Still Motions sound like they have captured the music that reflects true moments of deeply set peace amidst a potential looming whirlwind of outside cacophonies. Those storms can rage on without the persistently focused peace of Mirrors feeling particularly upended. The album’s carefully built, shimmering melodies, which the band present in an extended post-rock style, essentially envelop the listener in a great experience of using music to define places of stillness in which further exploration can be undertaken.

Track one, called “An Epiphany,” features a mixture of softly bubbling ambiance, emotively extended violin parts, and brightly shimmering guitar textures that together build towards gently compelling, percussion-driven crescendos in which the music feels like it captures a moment when the sun makes it fully over the horizon. The music feels starkly beautiful in its unassuming yet compelling directness. The restrained yet thick-feeling guitar melodies, like those which open the second track, have a lot of warmth, which gives the music a rich emotional depth. Although the ambiance always looms, Still Motions also feature plenty of dynamic variety in their sound, including the wisps of wistful melody sprinkled throughout Mirrors‘ second track.

Still Motions have explained (in places like their bio on Spotify) that they wish to develop space for listeners to construct their own emotional journeys, and on Mirrors, they accomplish this aim quite poignantly. The music feels like an emotional platform; it’s definitely not just background or filler; rather, the sounds feel like a soundtrack to moments of poignant self-reflection and self-discovery. The crescendos, which feel very finely tuned and are accompanied by plenty of poignantly swaying melody, feel like they’re cracking open emotional doors, as if they’re a ticket, in a sense, to the smooth emotional experience suggested by the extended melodies. Sometimes, the melodies get pretty heavy, like towards the conclusion of track three, and those moments feel like triumph.

The title of the standout track “Through Doubt, Comes Clarity’” honestly feels very reflective of the way that the music actually feels. That track in particular is clearly beautiful thanks to the earnest violin melodies alongside the grounded yet upbeat melodic bursts. The gentle, repeating melodies of the compelling title track, which closes the album, feel like refreshing waves pushing against a shore.

5/5 Stars

Still Motions Perform Beautifully Immersive Ambiance On Debut Post-Rock Album – Captured Howls

Virtuous post-rock quartet from Pheonix, Arizona, with refined textures and well-structured melodies, has an ambient opening / closing with a beautiful violin; moving on to a vigorous metal post, with noisy, sliding, spiral guitars; salient bass, with precise and incisive chords and riffs; He is a strong drummer to lead this ship through explosions of energy and feelings that are exerted and intensely cadenced. They made a great release album, and Sonder follows in the same vein, foreshadowing yet another pearl to be fought over. Congratulations to the great job, Aryon Maiden.

Publicado por Aryon Maiden

Aficionado pela música em todos os momentos.

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