Myriad Drone

Melbourne based cinematic Post-Metal from Christchurch, New Zealand.

“Haunting and somehow nostalgic, Myriad Drone produce an enigmatic form of cinematic post-rock. While the genre has become bloated and somewhat formulaic, Myriad Drone manage to avoid being part of this over-saturation through immensely compelling compositions and impeccable interpretation of melody and movement.” – Ben Read

On Arka Morgana, Myriad Drone is:
Shamus – Guitars and Vocals
Dominic Lewis – Guitars
Mikey Harland – Bass
Frankie Demuru – Drums

Discography

Arka Morgana

Arka Morgana | Myriad Drone (bandcamp.com)

1.Time Enough at Last 07:07
2.Vitreous 06:52
3.Arka Morgana 05:39
4.Please, Stand by.. 01:50
5.Atonement 09:04
6.All Roads Lead 06:42
7.Disguidance 09:58
8.Unrequited 04:02
credits
released October 18, 2019

Written in 2017 and recorded by Myriad Drone in 2019
Drums recorded at Toyland Recording Studios, Melbourne
Guitars, bass and vocals recorded by Shamus of Myriad Drone
Mixed and Mastered by Shamus.

On Arka Morgana, Myriad Drone is:
Shamus – Guitars and Vocals
Dominic Lewis – Guitars
Mikey Harland – Bass
Frankie Demuru – Drums
credits
released April 27, 2019

Arka Morgana – YouTube

Arka Morgana

Arka Morgana | Myriad Drone (bandcamp.com)

Written in 2017 and recorded by Myriad Drone in 2019
Drums recorded at Toyland Recording Studios, Melbourne
Guitars, bass and vocals recorded by Shamus of Myriad Drone
Mixed and Mastered by Shamus.

On Arka Morgana, Myriad Drone is:
Shamus – Guitars and Vocals
Dominic Lewis – Guitars
Mikey Harland – Bass
Frankie Demuru – Drums
credits
released April 27, 2019

Arka Morgana – YouTube

All Roads Lead

All Roads Lead | Myriad Drone (bandcamp.com)

Myriad Drone New Single – All Roads Lead (2018)
Drums Recorded at Toyland Recording Studios, Melbourne
Guitars and vocals recorded by Shamus of Myriad Drone
Mixed & mastered by Shamus
On All Roads Leads, Myriad Drone is:
Shamus – Guitars and Vocals
Dominic Lewis – Guitars
Mikey Harland – Bass
Frankie Demuru – Drums
credits
released October 12, 2018
Myriad Drone

All Roads Lead – YouTube

Myriad Drone

Myriad Drone | Myriad Drone (bandcamp.com)

1.The Nuptial Flight 07:44
2.Stay Low, Stay Quiet 06:19
3.Where the Black Planets Roll Without Aim 07:13
4.The Weightless Ton 07:34
5.The White Lodge (Laura Palmer’s Theme) 05:53
about
Written, recorded and mixed by Shamus Maximus of Myriad Drone.
credits
released May 22, 2016
license
Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

Sites

Myriad Drone – Tema – YouTube

(1) Myriad Drone | Facebook

M y r i a d D r o n e (@myriaddrone) • Fotos e vídeos do Instagram

Music | Myriad Drone (bandcamp.com)

myriaddrone@gmail.com

Reviews

Melbourne cinematic post rock act Myriad Drone release new music

October 2, 2019 The Rockpit

Myriad Drone

Melbourne cinematic post rock enigmas, Myriad Drone will release their new album,  Arka Morgana, on October 18. Listen to new single Disguidance here.

Standing out from any genre in the age of over saturation is no easy task, but Myriad Drone manage to do so via their immensely compelling soundscapes and unique concepts of melody song structure.

Arka Morgana came together over a nearly 8 month long writing process. In order to fight all things going on in the outside world and focus on the music, the band came up with an enormous sound, something that makes everything else look insignificant in comparison. Something fantastic that could wash all of their day to day issues away. This is the collection of sounds they chose. 8 compositions, 55 minutes of music, this is Arka Morgana.

Featuring a line up consisting of international players hailing from Australia, New Zealand and Italy, Myriad Drone released their first EP in 2016 which received outstanding feedback on Bandcamp and saw them become a shining light in the post rock community. Their cover of Laura Palmers Theme from Twin Peaks drew particularly high praise.

As of 2019, several of the members of Myriad Drone are now part of the live band for Suldusk, the one woman Blackened Neo-Folk Act who’s debut album Lunar Falls drew incredible international praise on release in April.

Arka Morgana’s striking cover art is of a painting by Mariusz Lewandowski which was originally titled ‘Ark Of Mirage’ the band explain – ‘The Ark Of Mirage means a beautiful hoax, something that is meant to vanish.
We combined the optical illusion concept of a Fata Morgana with the Polish word for Ark, which resulted in this album title.’

Tracklist

1. Time Enough at Last
2. Vitreous
3. Arka Morgana
4. Please, stand by..
5. Atonement
6. All Roads Lead
7. Disguidance
8. Unrequited

Akra Morgana will be released on October 18, Pre-orders including new t-shirts are now available at www.myriaddrone.bandcamp.com

Myriad Drone - Arka Morgana

Melbourne cinematic post rock act Myriad Drone release new music – The Rockpit

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Myriad Drone – Arka Morgana Award winner

Myriad Drone
Arka Morgana
by Dave “That Metal Guy” Campbell at 19 October 2019, 5:11 AM
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Originally created as a solo Project in 2016, MYRIAD DRONE is an emergent reality of the Melbournian Rock and Metal music scene that features international musicians from Australia, New Zealand and Italy. The band founder and Composer Shamus Maximus, with the support of the fellow bass player Mikey Harland, produced and released the first self-titled Demo/EP in May 2016. The record received an outstanding feedback on the Bandcamp platform and garnered interest within the Post-Rock community, especially for the ‘Laura Palmers’ Theme’ cover, a tribute to Angelo Badalamenti’s work for the TV series TWIN PEALKS. MYRIAD DRONE turns into a four piece band in late 2017, and starts writing a new record with completely new approach and heavier musical influences.

“Time Enough to Last” has a slow opening. At first, sharper guitar notes begin to turn softer a bit, then back to sharp. Suddenly, a heavy sound drops out of the air. Some light chanting comes into play here as well, building in layers and then retreating. Like most Post-Metal, the focus is not on heavy guitar work, but rather on cinematic emotions and feelings. “Vitreous” features with some melancholic notes sandwiched between heavier passages, and light, airy vocals. The heavier, and darker moments come in the middle of the song, and then it’s alluring atmosphere and vocals that seem to vanish in the wind from there. “Akra Morgana” is a painting of a “beautiful hoax…something that is meant to vanish.” This song begins in attack mode, with a wall of sound and rolling drums, before settling into a drone of peace and atmosphere, then back to the heaviness again.

“Please Stand by” is a short two-minute track that is heavy and dark, with sharp vocal tones. It represents the anger within. “Atonement” is a nine minute song with more traditional Post-Rock/Post-Metal feeling to it. Clean guitar tones build an atmosphere of beauty and hope. The vocals soar and the entire song has a majestic feeling to it. Following a cathartic passage, it slows to take in the world around. “All Roads Lead” has a pretty little melody with light, airy vocals and some heavy emotional peaks. It has a heavy passage near the middle of the song. The yin and yang on the album so far is strong. “Disguidance” is a near ten-minute song. It opens with pretty clean guitar notes but that dark shadow is still over your shoulder. There is a long pause at around the half-way mark, but you can’t tell if it’s mean to be melancholy or hopeful. With each note that changes, so does the mood. It builds to a crescendo of sound through the end, with endless layers.

“Unrequited” is the album closer, and the word means “thankless” or “unanswered.” It’s a slow moving song high with emotions, really pulling at you from many directions. I feel like I’m lying on a hill in the dark, with a sky full of stars, pondering our collective existence in the universe. This is one of those albums that touches your soul. I’m unsure if it made me feel hopeful or more hopeless in the end, but I felt something big, and that’s all that matters. At times soft and comfortable, while angry and depressing at others, finding that middle ground is what this experience was all about.

Songwriting: 9
Originality: 8
Memorability: 10
Production: 9

4 Star Rating
Tracklist:

  1. Time Enough at Last
  2. Vitreous
  3. Arka Morgana
  4. Please Stand by
  5. Atonement
  6. All Roads Lead
  7. Disguidance
  8. Unrequited
    Lineup:
    Shamus Maximus – Guitar, Vocals
    Jacob Petrossian – Guitar, Vocals
    Simon Delmastro – Bass
    Frankie Demuru – Drums
    Record Label: Independent

Myriad Drone – Arka Morgana review – Metal-Temple.com (metal-temple.com)

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REVIEW: MYRIAD DRONE – ARKA MORGANA

Arka Morgana by Myriad Drone

Myriad Drone on the web:
Facebook | Bandcamp |Release date: October 18, 2019
Label: Self-Released by Jody Dunstan | December 5, 2019 | Reviews

The band’s PR starts with the line ‘Standing out from any genre in the age of over saturation is no easy task’. Which shows a refreshing self-awareness of the current state of post-rock. The Melbourne based four piece Myriad Drone evidently set out to try something a bit different for their album Arka Morgana. The band, which originally started as a solo project by founder and composer Shamus Maximus grew to a four piece with musicians from New Zealand and Italy. They describe themselves as ‘cinematic post-rock’, not really sure if that is referring to their sound or the size of their ambition.

The opening track ‘Time Enough at Last’ certainly starts out in fairly familiar post-rock territory until around the two minute mark where it explodes into a far more expansive affair with a powerful drum track and swirling guitars before dying away to let some ethereal vocals come to the foreground. The track peaks and troughs with some nice use of layered vocal harmonies. ‘Vitreous’ is similar in feel, some chunky riffs add a little harder edge to the track in places.

At this point, the album takes a turn. ‘Arka Morgana’, is a far more fast paced and edgier. A furious drum track makes for a powerful track and metal-tinged guitars again give the track a heavier edge. The use of a Mario Savio speech on the track on ‘Please, Stand by..’ add an uncomfortable, slightly despairing sound to the track. The band again uses vocal harmonies that sit alongside the rest of the track, almost as another instrument, which adds depth and contrast. This is used to stunning effect on the tracks ‘All Roads Lead’ and ‘Atonement’.

The album takes a quieter, more pared back and melodic feel on ‘Disguidance’. The layered vocals are used again here, this time against a lush keyboard and clean guitar. We do get a crescendo here, of sorts, albeit short. Ending the album ‘Unrequited’ similar to the previous track is lush and melodic.

Arka Morgana is an ambitious piece of work and the band should be applauded for trying something a bit different. In places, the band create a stunning and wonderful soundscape. In just under an hour the band range from sparse to melodic to frantic and heavy. The album, however, seems to jump around without much structure. Listened to as a whole piece of work, however, it isn’t really as cohesive as it should be. 

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Wonderful New Zealand band, with complex textures in very well elaborated layers they fuse the genres Post Metal, Cinematographic, Shoegaze with mastery and a fantastic performance of extreme creativity and competence. Developing beautiful soundscapes, intense and immersive and with a unique and ecstatic melodic structure.

Its cadence is alternating and intense, starting in a soft, melancholy way, bursting with euphoric feelings filled with sliding, noisy, sharp and precise riffs, with a prominent bass, choirs, wonderful strumming and a vicious and harmonious drum as in the melody “Time Enough to Last ”.

“Vitreous” is melancholy with passages of alternation between choirs and intense riffs, with a beautiful heavy and dark footprint.

“Akra Morgana” and a masterpiece, literally described on the album cover, intense and vigorous, shows the path to be followed by guiding beats and a fantastic fingering duo, which accompanies the oscillations of this great ship.

“Please Stand by” is dark and heavy, aiming at the mishaps contained in outbursts intoned by a contained fury.

“Atonement” is atmospheric, smooth, clean that brings us calm after the storm, with beautiful surrounding choirs, traveling riffs that energize our souls and glimpse all the beauty of the horizon’s edge.

“All Roads Lead” is light, smooth, engaging with progressive emotional chords that lead us to a contagious radiant euphoria.

“Disguidance” the greatest melody of the album and my favorite, with clean, cinematic notes, a noisy bass, a growing cadence in layers that shows all the creative potential in an exquisite and refined oscillation, where the performance of each member is impeccably superb .

“Unrequited” is slow, ending the journey in plates, choirs and smooth slips, putting all the emotions enjoyed on the scale.

This exquisite album ignites the emotional duality in several moments in which we find ourselves in a broad and concise way that leads us to observe every detail in our journey and to value the best in our actions.

Great band.

Aryon Maiden

Thank you Sadou Kerasina, for the inspiration.

Publicado por Aryon Maiden

Aficionado pela música em todos os momentos.

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