At The Grove

One man instrumental Post Rock / Progressive Rock band from Münster, Germany.

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The atmosphere of post rock, the complex rhythm of prog rock and a touch of cinematic music lead to its own style of music full of heart, passion, and emotion. The love for making music is the motivation to move forward. 

Contact:
atthegrove@online.de
instagram.com/at.the.grove
atthegrove.bandcamp.com

AT THE GROVE is an instrumental post rock / progressive rock band from Münster, Germany.
The sole member is Dennis Abstiens. He writes all the songs. He is responsible for all instruments, production, mixing, and mastering of the music.

As Dennis is a formally trained drummer, drums play a leading role for AT THE GROVE. A passion for complex rhythm and odd beats, beyond the usual 4/4, is the signature sound of AT THE GROVE. It’s not about being complicated at all costs though. Rather, despite the rhythmic complexity, the listener should find a reference point in catchy harmonies and melodies that ensures that the music remains in its flow. Moreover the epic sounds have an almost cinematic style, and create a special atmosphere.

Categorizing AT THE GROVE in one specific genre is a difficult task. The atmosphere of post rock, the complex rhythm of prog rock and a touch of cinematic music lead to its own style of music full of heart, passion, and emotion. The love for making music is the motivation to move forward.

The sound is influenced by prog bands such as Tool, and post rock bands like Russian Circles and Maybeshewill, as well as bands from a different genre like GoGo Penguin.

Despite being solely instrumental, each song tells a story through the music. This can be an event, a memory, a place, or an image. Careful thought was placed into song titles.

The band’s name is inspired by the location of production – a house next to a grove.

Discography

Albums
2019 Inner Turmoil

Inner Turmoil | At The Grove (bandcamp.com)

1.A Cold Winter Day 01:21
2.Turmoil 03:47
3.Spring Awakening 03:29
4.The River 06:49
5.To The Highest Of Peaks (For A Beautiful View) 06:05
6.While Sleeping 02:21
7.Transience Of Time 08:02
8.Childhood 05:05
9.Dúlainn 04:16
10.Autumn 10:06
11.A Dark Winter Night 04:17
credits
released June 14, 2019


(3) At The Grove – YouTube

2021 …And All The Fear We Left Behind

Credits

released May 07, 2021
Thanks to Julia Cawley (www.juliacawley.com) for making the pic for the cover.

Singles
2020 Two Sided

Two Sided | At The Grove (bandcamp.com)

This song is about the discrepancy between what you’re trying to hide deep inside of you and what you’re willing reveal to the world.

Credits

released September 24, 2020
Thanks to Julia Cawley (www.juliacawley.com) for making the pic for the cover.


2020 Sunrise

Sunrise | At The Grove (bandcamp.com)

Credits

released October 1, 2020
Thanks to Julia Cawley (www.juliacawley.com) for making the pic for the cover.

(3) At The Grove – YouTube


2021 We Will Oppose You – relesead in 26 March 2021

We Will Oppose You | At The Grove (bandcamp.com)


Credits

released March 26, 2021
Thanks to Julia Cawley (www.juliacawley.com) for making the pic for the cover.

2021 Farewell – relesead in 9 April 2021

Farewell | At The Grove (bandcamp.com)


Credits

released April 09, 2021
Thanks to Julia Cawley (www.juliacawley.com) for making the pic for the cover.

(11) Farewell – YouTube

2021 With A Heavy Heart – relesead in 23 April 2021

Credits

released April 23, 2021
Thanks to Julia Cawley (www.juliacawley.com) for making the pic for the cover.

Review

Brilliant composer, multi German post rock instrumentalist.

Dennis uses layered textures of progressive, neo classical, experimental, fusion, metal, and cinematographic in an atmospheric background.

Inner Turmoil, debut album released on June 14, 2019, includes 11 very well-structured melodies, with a creative mix of styles and with an impressive resourcefulness, full of details with a harmonious and enveloping soundscape.

With exquisite refinement, his work emerges in ecstatic feelings in the middle of chords and arpeggios performed on keys, strings and percussion, all instruments are performed with mastery and with the sound of feedback, a great debut album.

Two Sided, a melody released on September 24, 2020 is immersive, contemplates a wonderful duel between keys and strings, with precise beats in both times with an immersive and contemplative atmospheric background, impressive.

Sunrise, a melody released on October 1, 2020, reflective, smooth, sliding, harmonious, refined, provides a fantastic inner peace in complex arrangements that border on genius.

Its next releases will be:
26 March 2021: Single “We Will Oppose You”
9 April 2021: Single “Farewell”
23 April 2021: Single “With A Heavy Heart”
7 May 2021: Album “… And All The Fear We Left Behind”

That I had the privilege to appreciate, all contained in an immersive, technical, polished and refined album, with an increasing and alternating cadence, intense and traveling, emphasizing each instrument used majestically and with an extreme emotional charge.

Its ten melodies express a supreme creativity with murmurous neoclassical touches mixed with heavy and progressive fusion, my favorite melody is We Will Oppose You, I loved this shattering bass.

Another masterpiece, guaranteed success, excellent work by Dennis.

Aryon Maiden


Publicado por Aryon Maiden

Aficionado pela música em todos os momentos.

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