Audiolepsia

Audiolepsia is an instrumental prog/post-rock band from Barcelona.
Emotive melodies, full force moments, amazing and intense atmospheres.

Audiolepsia – Website of prog/post rock band Audiolepsia

Bio
MEMBERS

Ángel de las Heras: Guitar
Nico Galindo: Guitar
Jordi de las Heras: Bass guitar
Óscar de las Heras: Drums

CV

In 2011, the members of Audiolepsia band decided to escape from common ground to compose music without barriers. From that moment, and with the consolidation of the band formation, the band choses instrumental post-rock as the instrument to deliver their music to the public. Audiolepsia’s music is made of complex landscapes, where precious melodies are combined with full-force moments, building intensive and unforeseen atmospheres.

In the end of 2013, the band releases their first album, Principio de Incertidumbre (Uncertainty Principle), a set of songs full of nuances and sensitivity that allowed them to be part of the prestigious Aloud Music Festival, the Alicante Pure Rock Fest or the Totum Revolutum Fest among other important dates.

While the band did not stop playing live, they began the compositions of their second album, Muses, which was released on May 2017, co-edited by Aloud Music Ltd and Dunk!Records,  inspired by female icons which left a mark on the members of the band. The band adds to its combination of guitar riffs and melodies new acoustic sounds, string arrangements, and a wider structural variety with details close to math-rock and progressive rock.

The band’s personal nature and their singular sound is definitely reflected in their third album, Waves & Particles. They have explored again new sounds and atmospheres, with spaces for improvisation and experimentation. Here, they have deepened in the creation of textures and in the duality of their compositions, in which the most delicate passages combine and contrast with others full of power and, sometimes, rawness. This duality is the origin of the album title, Waves & Particles, in reference to the double nature of light. It is, as always, an invitation to the introspective journey of those who listen to it.

Bio – Audiolepsia

Discography

Waves & Particles

Waves & Particles | Audiolepsia (bandcamp.com)

1.Brain Fog 09:04
2.We Die As We Can 06:26
3.Everybody Burns 06:05
4.Lonely Blind Nomads 07:30
5.Last Sorrow 04:39
6.Some Kind Of Shelter 07:59
about
Audiolepsia are:
Angel de las Heras (guitar), Nico Galindo (guitar), Jordi de las Heras (bass), Óscar de las Heras (drums)
credits
released October 30, 2020

Recorded by Ángel de las Heras in “La Buhardilla”.
Produced by Ángel de las Heras.
Mixed by Alan Smithee.
Mastered by Víctor García in “Ultramarinos Mastering”.

Artwork by Ricard Bellés

Everybody Burns (Official video): youtu.be/O4ex4YMH0Zc

Lonely Blind Nomads (Official video): youtu.be/qfQByv1akAs

Muses

Muses | Audiolepsia (bandcamp.com)

1.Beatrix 08:06
2.Satine 05:28
3.Motoko 05:58
4.Evey 07:44
5.Charlotte 05:57
6.Clarice 05:04
7.Rachel 08:15
about
We feel very enthusiastic with our new album Muses. We believe it’s an important step forward for the band in terms of maturity, sound and composition. We’ve tried to add to our signature sound a wider palette of elements, like prog and math sounds, acoustic passages and string arrangements, and we feel proud and confident with the results.

Audiolepsia are:
Angel de las Heras (guitar), Nico Galindo (guitar), Jordi de las Heras (bass), Óscar de las Heras (drums)
credits
released May 11, 2017

Recorded by Ángel de las Heras in “La Buhardilla” from July to August 2016.
Produced by Ángel de las Heras.
Mixed by Jordi Navarro in “The Room BCN” in September 2016.
Mastered by Víctor García in “Ultramarinos Mastering” in October 2016.

Artwork by Khoa Le.
khoaillustration.com

Watch “Charlotte” official music video:
youtu.be/pdtWKxHgGwk

Watch “Satine” official music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8r1Vo2DE_s

Principio de Incertidumbre

Principio de Incertidumbre | Audiolepsia (bandcamp.com)

1.Vicodina 05:26
2.Estigma 08:23
3.Cenizas 05:47
4.Lunes 07:18
5.Vigilante 04:46
6.Distancia 05:08
7.Anémona 08:04
credits
released December 24, 2013

Recorded by Ángel de las Heras in “La Buhardilla” from July to September 2013.
Produced by Ángel de las Heras.
Mixed and mastered by Jordi Navarro in “The Room BCN Estudio” in September 2013.
Graphic design by Daniel Romero (www.waysbcn.com) and Ángel de las Heras.

Watch “Estigma” (“Stigma”) official music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekhUsP2q60I

And you can also watch “Cenizas” (“Ashes”) official music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5COJf0drhA


https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kiPVSYsJZk0QUsra0sIKImvZAP1TuU8NI

(6) Audiolepsia – Tema – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/AUDIOLEPSIA

http://audiolepsia.com/

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

https://twitter.com/audiolepsia

Music | Audiolepsia (bandcamp.com)

Reviews

AUDIOLEPSIA presents its new album “Waves & Particles”

Nov 12, 2020

Waves & Particles is the third disc from AUDIOLEPSIA. Barcelona’s post-rock combo just released their new album on October 30, 2020. Everybody Burns is the first video clip.

Since, back in 2011, they decided to abandon the courses already followed before and strip their music of any kind of limitation, AUDIOLEPSIA have made the instrumental post-rock a sign of identity and a means of expression of their own, in which their compositions, rich and elaborate, combine beautiful and delicate melodies with moments full of energy, thus generating surprising and intense atmospheres. Their first album, Principle of Uncertainty,from late 2013, is a collection of 7 songs full of nuances and sensitivity that allowed them to be part of the prestigious Aloud Music Festival, the Alicante Pure Rock Fest or the totum Revolutum Festival, among many other concerts.

While the band kept playing live, they began the compositions of their second album, Muses,which was released in May 2017 co-released by Aloud Music and Dunk! Records, inspired by female icons that in one way or another marked the band members. In it, the band adds to their combination of guitar riffs and melodies new acoustic sounds, string arrangements, and a greater structural variety with details close to math-rock and progressive rock.

The band’s personal character and unique sound is definitively reflected in their third album, Waves & Particles,in which they have re-explored new sounds and atmospheres, with spaces for improvisation and experimentation. In this album they have delved into the creation of textures and the duality of their compositions, in which the most delicate passages combine and contrast with others full of power and sometimes rawness. This duality is the origin of the title, Waves & Particles,in reference to the dual nature of light. It is, as always, an invitation to the introspective journey of those who listen to it.

https://metalkorner.com/2020/11/12/audiolepsia-presenta-su-nuevo-disco-waves-particles
Audiolepsia – “Muses”

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Rob

Audiolepsia - Muses - cover

There are so many great Spanish bands in the prog arena today. Barcelona’s Audiolepsia are a damn good post rock band that may not quite be on the level that a band like Toundra or Obsidian Kingdom are on. But with their album “Muses,” it’s clear that they are on the right path and with further development of their sound, they could be mentioned in the same breath as those bands.

“Muses” is premised around female names as each song title which I assumed are the muses for the band. There are some very good riffs and melodies through out these tracks but the problems are two fold. There is a bit of a sameness to the tracks thus making hard to distinguish one track from the other even after repeated listens.

Secondly, the consistency of great riffs versus overly repetitive ones gets to be a problem after a while. The opening part of “Beatrix” is an example of how Audiolepsia stick with an idea a little too long while “Satine” moves along a bit smoother. They also utilize the standard post rock high register guitar melody a lot which gets a little predictable.

But even with these critiques, it’s still a very good, listenable album that I think post rock fans will find quite enjoyable. While I hate their band name, I don’t hate what Audiolepsia do. They are talented musicians who are very tight and I’ll be interested to see where they go from here.

Rating: 7/10

Tracklist:
1. Beatrix
2. Satine
3. Motoko
4. Evey
5. Charlotte
6. Clarice
7. Rachel

Bandcamp: audiolepsia.bandcamp.com
Website: audiolepsia.com
Facebook: facebook.com/AUDIOLEPSIA.band

Audiolepsia – “Muses” | Progressive Music Planet

AUDIOLEPSIA: Discovering Landscapes

Posted by Prog Sphere on March 26, 2016 Posted in: DPRPProgSphere. Tagged: DPRP NewsProgSphere News.

This news story was originally published here:

 http://www.prog-sphere.com/interviews/audiolepsia-interview/

Spanish post/prog rock band Audiolepsia released their debut album “Principio de Incertidumbre” back in 2013, and the band is currently working on its follow-up. Prog Sphere talked with guitarist Brian Jimenez about the band’s mission, debut album, and future.

Define the mission of Audiolepsia.

To escape from usual paths and to create music without borders, allowing the listener to create his own landscape. We base our music in intense and rich atmospheres, trying to balance sheer power and precious melodies

Tell me about the creative process that informed your debut album “Principio de Incertidumbre” and the themes it captures.

The process of creating “Principio de Incertidumbre” started in 2011, when the band went into a creative transformation from alternative metal to instrumental rock after our singer left the band. We spent two years in finding our way in this new style, experimenting and developing new material with an infinite freedom we didn’t have before. Step by step, we polished ideas and wrote new songs, trying our music to captivate the listener even without the explicit message of a voice. At the beginning of 2013, we feel confident and mature to write down all our ideas in an album and we start the recording of “Principio de Incertidumbre”.

This album has not a common thread because we tried to express different feelings and experiences in every single song.

If we talk about our feelings and emotions during its recording, we would use words as fury, euphoria, feeling of loss, nostalgy, fear, love, mistery…

What is the message you are trying to give with “Principio de Incertidumbre”?

We think the title “Principio de incertidumbre” (Uncertainty Principle) suited very well for the album, because instrumental music was a new landscape to discover for us and we were not sure about how fans would react to it.

In the other hand, we were seduced by the physical concept from Heisenberg, where it is impossible to know everything about the reality that surrounds us, and at the same time we observe it, we change it.

How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

Usually we write the chord progressions of the different parts in a whiteboard and then we start developing them until we have a draft of the song. At the same time, we think about the different dynamics and rhythms. After this first approach, we record our performance digitally and distribute it among the members of the band for a private listening. Every member comes the next day with ideas about the recording and we brainstorm about modifications and try them. This process is iterated until we’re happy with the final result.

Is the dynamic flow of the pieces carefully architected?

Indeed, we pay special attention to the dynamics of our pieces. We try to make them flowing and we work very hard in the transitions between different parts to reflect the sensations that we want to achieve. However, we’re also a band of contrasts and sometimes we love to catch by surprise our listeners.

Describe the approach to recording the album.

Nowadays, technology is accessible to many musicians and that allows to obtain excellent quality recordings at home studios. One of our men at the guitar, Ángel, has his own home studio (La Buhardilla/The Loft) and we recorded the major part of the album there. It was an incredible amount of work, but we were able to spend the amount of time of care that we thought that the album deserved. After that first step, we decided to get the professional touch of an external mixing and mastering studio and we trust the people of The Room in Barcelona to get it. We have to say that we are delighted with the final result.

How long “Principio de Incertidumbre” was in the making?

Because of being recorded in our home studio, we were able to record it in little pieces during the whole 2013, but the major part of the album was recorded between July and September 2013.

Which bands or artists influenced your work on the release?

Our musical influences are very diverse because the members of Audiolepsia come from different background and musical styles. About instrumental rock, we would say Mogwai, Russian Circles, Pelican, Toundra…Our proggie taste drinks from Tool, Anathema, Porcupine Tree, Oceansize…but ask any other member of the band and he will talk about grunge, post­hardcore, math­rock…

We’re not only influenced by music, but by cinema, comic, series…Blade Runner, Matrix, Ghost in the Shell, Tarantino, V for Vendetta or The Watchmen are some examples. We’re very inspired by them and they walk with us at the time of writing new music.

What is your view on technology in music?

As we said before, it’s an indispensable tool for writing and recording our music. We get more easily (and in a cheapest way!) the sounds we want and then we can record and showing the songs to our fans under our own quality standards. Technology by means of music, but not the opposite.

Do you see your music as serving a purpose beyond music?

We wish our music to captive the listeners for some minutes, to make their mind fly free and move very inside their emotions…To build new stories from that musical base and to enjoy the trip…Anyway, the feelings that music triggers are very personal, so the final purpose and meaning of a song is such an intimate thing.

What are your plans for the future?

Right now, our priority is to finish our second album, which we’d like to be out in the second half of 2016. We’re working very hard for accomplish that goal. In parallel, we’d like to participate in any relevant show or event we consider interesting or challenging. And once the album is ready, start playing it live as soon as possible because we really love to perform live. With this second album we’d like to play in more and better venues, with our friends and with new bands, looking for performing in the rest of Spain and as many other Europe countries we could. We’re confident about our music and we believe that we can build a powerful and solid set­list to take part in any future show or festival.

Follow Audiolepsia on Facebook and Bandcamp.

AUDIOLEPSIA: Discovering Landscapes is a post from: Prog Sphere – Progressive Rock News, Interviews, Reviews & More

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AUDIOLEPSIA: Discovering Landscapes – Progzilla Radio

Stupendous Spanish instrumental post metal band, uses layered texture of organic soundscapes with progressive patterns in an atmospheric background.

Their melodies are very well structured, full of details, sliding riffs, noisy, treble, precise, plucked in scale, low protruding in counterpoint, guided and marked by an inpecuous virtuous percussion.

The arrangements and chords are brilliant, explosive, powerful and emotionally stressed, full of technique and creativity.

His trilogy is fantastic, with a harmonious, growing and oscillating candor, which shows all the creative and virtuous potential of this performatic band.

My favorite tunes are: Estigma, Lunes, Anémona, Beatrix, Evey, Rachel, Brain Fog, Lonely Blind Nomads, and Some Kind Of Shelter.

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