Release date: 30 May 2012
Style: Atmospheric sludge metal


7.3 | 14 votes


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06. A New Awareness
07. Floating On Calm Waters

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Alberto Brunello - vocals, organ
Nicolò De Franceschi - guitars, harmonium
Pietro Malosso - guitars
Andrea Segnini Campesato - drums
Emiliano Fassina - bass

Guest musicians
Julia Ivanova - cello

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What? An eclectic mix of doom, post, gaze, and psychedelic influences based around a nautical theme? To quote Homer J Simpson, "Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. "

The Shipwreck marks the debut of the Italian seafaring quintet, Whales And Aurora.

Musically these mariners are much more akin to their Netherlander counterparts in Ortega than the German disciples of Melville, although Ahab seems to have turned in this direction as well.

published 26.10.2012 | Comments (22)

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26.12.2012 Nautical themed psyechedicstonerdoom-infused post-metal? This worthy first release from W&A ebbs and flows like calm waters and raging seas. How do you say "Post Ahoy!" en Italiano?

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BloodTears - 01.11.2012 at 13:39  
Rating: 8 It takes a little time to get into it, I'd say the album starts slow but it builds up nicely. It's a grower.

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