It takes skillful songwriting to evoke images and emotions without the use of words or lyrical narrative. Modern instrumental genres such as post-rock and post-metal have been key players in delivering emotionally-charged, aural storytelling. But just like any genre of music, over-saturation within the scene breeds the same kinds of bands who fall for the same stylistic cliches. Thankfully, there are bands like Set and Setting who traverse “post-whatever” waters in their own, exciting ways and craft interesting stories with their stylistically-challenging compositions. Their third full-length album, Reflectionless, is the latest example of what good instrumental rock and metal needs to be. Svbterranean recently caught up with guitarist Shane Handal to discuss instrumental music, the new record and existential philosophy.
Florida instrumentalists Set and Setting have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, Reflectionless, at Arctic Drones. Titled “Ephemerality”, the new epic delivers looming atmospheric riffs, tumultuous drumming, reflective melodies and sludgy grooves across eight minutes. Check out the tune after the break.
Reflectionless will be released on January 27 via Science of Silence Records/Dunk! Records. Pre-order here.
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St. Petersburg, FL instrumental post-rock band Set and Setting are releasing their third full-length album, Reflectionless, next week (January 27). But before they do, they’ve premiered another track off the record, called “…The Idyllic Realm,” via Decibel. Starting off slow, the eight-minute track builds up with quicker tempos and heavy rhythms, which are layered with gorgeous, soaring melodies. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
Sometimes music without words speaks the loudest. This is generally the case when it comes to the highly-publicized genres of post-rock and post-metal. Without vocals or lyrics at their disposal, artists lumped into these categories use instrumentation to craft conceptual narratives to elicit emotional responses from the listener. A challenging feat, most definitely, but one that pays off extraordinarily when accomplished.
Although its underlying concept is more complex than the usual romanticized melancholy often associated with post-rock, Set and Setting‘s Reflectionless still knows how to transport listeners to other realms and alter emotional states with its triumphant instrumental passages.
St. Petersburg, FL instrumental post-rock band Set and Setting have premiered their new track “…The Mirrored Self” via Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges. The track is off their forthcoming third full-length album, titled Reflectionless, and features heavy rhythms and soaring melodies. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
St. Petersburg, FL instrumental post-rock band Set and Setting have premiered their new track “Saudade” via Stereogum. The track is off their forthcoming third full-length album, titled Reflectionless, and combines dynamic, crushing heaviness with expansive, atmospheric melodies. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading