This week’s our Sunday Slaylist is taking a look at Beyond The Redshift, a one-day extravaganza of post-rock and post-metal, taking place at three venues across North London on 10 May 2014. The Forum, The Dome, and the Boston Music Rooms will play host to a variety of acts handpicked by the festival’s headline act and curators, those peerless Swedes Cult of Luna.
As with the festival itself, our Slaylist is very much a beast of two very different faces. It starts off with the harsher, more confrontational acts from the festival, but slowly moves later into the more subdued, contemplative parts of post-rock that are also present at Beyond The Redshift. The entire festival showcases this huge range of sounds that exist within Cult of Luna and co.’s particular niche within post-rock – this ability to straddle both storms of noise and delicate experiments in sound – and by picking a variety of tracks by the band’s taking part in the festival, we’ve tried to reflect that in our Slaylist.
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