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Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestite



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Release date: 8 July 2014
Style: Dark ambient , Drone

Owners:

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01. Turning Ever Towards The Sun
02. Initiation At Neudeg Alm
03. Bridge Of Leaves
04. Celestite Mirror
05. Sleeping Golden Storm

Line-up
Nathan Weaver - guitars, synthesizers
Aaron Weaver - guitars, synthesizers

Additional musicians:
Randall Dunn - synthesizers
Timm Mason - serge modular
Steve Moore - French horn, trombone
Josiah Boothby - French horn, trombone
Mara Winter - flute
Veronica Dye - flute

Additional info
Produced by Randall Dunn and Wolves In The Throne Room.

Recorded by Randall Dunn at AVAST and Owl Lodge.
Additional recording by Aaron Weaver at Owl Lodge.
Mixed at AVAST by Randall Dunn.
Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.

Staff review by
Apothecary
Rating:
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Wolves In The Throne Room. That name quite clearly means different things to different people. Upon the announcement that the band's fifth album would have no vocals or drums, and instead be more of an instrumental ambient album, a polarization of sorts occurred among the WITTR fanbase. Many were excited about the idea, but a good percent of others lamented the loss of the band's black metal personality that was to come. I happily planted myself in the former camp, and I'm very delighted to say that the Weaver brothers have exceeded my expectations with Celestite.

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published 24.06.2014 | Comments (28)

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02.05.2014 - 00:53
J. N.
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"Celestite sees the band take a deeper excursion into the crystalline synthesizer-driven domains that have long intrigued them. With the aid of producer Randall Dunn, the band unearthed a hidden soundscape that is only loosely tethered to their familiar sound, yet is still unmistakably the work of Wolves In The Throne Room."
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02.05.2014 - 00:56
no one
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Can't wait to hear it
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05.05.2014 - 13:44
Lucerna

This excites me. Do want.
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19.05.2014 - 04:08
Opethian

High hopes
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28.05.2014 - 21:23
Rating: 5
DerTeesi

First track!
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/16946-wolves-in-the-throne-room-celestite-mirror/
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28.05.2014 - 21:38
!J.O.O.E.!
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Not only was that awesome, but the last few minutes sounded like some Sunn O))), Sunn O))) / Boris stuff with that brass instrumentations and drones.

The competition keeps blowing wide open the past few days.
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02.07.2014 - 14:41
!J.O.O.E.!
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The best part of this album is how much it reminds me of Murmuüre at many points. Probably their best work to date.
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02.07.2014 - 17:23
Rating: 7
God Alone

Second listen, now with my brand new kickass speakers. Amazing work.
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02.07.2014 - 17:24
Rating: 7
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Where is this streaming?
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02.07.2014 - 17:54
Rating: 7
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Karlabos on 02.07.2014 at 17:24
Where is this streaming?

Here you go!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.07.2014 - 19:15
Rating: 7
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Written by X-Ray Rod on 02.07.2014 at 17:54

Written by Karlabos on 02.07.2014 at 17:24
Where is this streaming?

Here you go!

Thanks (=
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02.07.2014 - 21:08
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Tage Westerlund
Dont like it
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02.07.2014 - 21:34
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Bad English on 02.07.2014 at 21:08
Dont like it

Care to explain why?
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02.07.2014 - 21:37
Rating: 7
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.07.2014 at 21:34

Written by Bad English on 02.07.2014 at 21:08
Dont like it

Care to explain why?

Its not metal how previus albums. I dont like electric stuf.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.07.2014 - 21:39
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by X-Ray Rod on 02.07.2014 at 21:37

Its not metal how previus albums. I dont like electric stuf.

+1785365
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02.07.2014 - 21:40
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
That was perfect Rod, just perfect.
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02.07.2014 - 21:42
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.07.2014 at 21:34

Written by Bad English on 02.07.2014 at 21:08
Dont like it

Care to explain why?


as ''los de abajo'' said ... you buy non alcoholical beer (this album) and real stout(old albums) .. I hope you get what I try to say .... this is not metal, I dont think its even worth to pay for this .. free streem was boring
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

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02.07.2014 - 21:45
Rating: 7
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Guest on 02.07.2014 at 21:39
+1785365

Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.07.2014 at 21:40
That was perfect Rod, just perfect.

Thank you... And I'm happy to say that the final product was even "better" than mine. Only thing I missed was some far-fetched comparison and/or a gang reference.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.07.2014 - 21:50
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Guest on 28.05.2014 at 21:38

Not only was that awesome, but the last few minutes sounded like some Sunn O))), Sunn O))) / Boris stuff with that brass instrumentations and drones.

That ^.
And make fun of me but I couldn't help but think about the very laughable Jean-Michel Jarre when listening to almost all of it.
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02.07.2014 - 21:52
Rating: 7
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Ilham on 02.07.2014 at 21:50
And make fun of me but I couldn't help but think about the very laughable Jean-Michel Jarre when listening to almost all of it.

Hey what's up with JMJ? His stuff is awesome.

It became even more awesome when my folks admitted to trip the fuck out with his stuff when they were around my age.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.07.2014 - 21:54
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Ilham on 02.07.2014 at 21:50

And make fun of me but I couldn't help but think about the very laughable Jean-Michel Jarre when listening to almost all of it.

Pretty legit comparison I'd say. I got a lot of Tangerine Dream from it too.
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02.07.2014 - 21:57
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by X-Ray Rod on 02.07.2014 at 21:52
Hey what's up with JMJ? His stuff is awesome.
It became even more awesome when my folks admitted to trip the fuck out with his stuff when they were around my age.

I guess because you're not French you don't know what his persona is on TV sets and stuff. Not to mention his folie des grandeurs when he organises a concert somewhere. Bill Bailey does a great impression of him. That was more a comment on him than his music.
Although I haven't heard anything new that didn't make me chuckle. We of course still have some CDs from the Oxygène period lying around here.
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02.07.2014 - 21:57
Rating: 7
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Guest on 02.07.2014 at 21:54
Pretty legit comparison I'd say. I got a lot of Tangerine Dream from it too.

I only know a bit of their stuff but just checked out their discography and I went all...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.07.2014 - 21:59
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by X-Ray Rod on 02.07.2014 at 21:57

I only know a bit of their stuff but just checked out their discography and I went all...

Yeah they made a few records all right
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02.07.2014 - 22:17
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Bad English on 02.07.2014 at 21:42
as ''los de abajo'' said ... you buy non alcoholical beer (this album) and real stout(old albums) .. I hope you get what I try to say .... this is not metal, I dont think its even worth to pay for this .. free streem was boring

Why would you bother listening to it then? You know it's not a metal album going in and you know you don't like listening to anything outside of the realm of metal music. I appreciate when people try to expand their horizons but I know that simply isn't the case with you because you never make any attempt at doing that.
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02.07.2014 - 22:20
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
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02.07.2014 - 22:27
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.07.2014 at 22:17

Written by Bad English on 02.07.2014 at 21:42
as ''los de abajo'' said ... you buy non alcoholical beer (this album) and real stout(old albums) .. I hope you get what I try to say .... this is not metal, I dont think its even worth to pay for this .. free streem was boring

Why would you bother listening to it then? You know it's not a metal album going in and you know you don't like listening to anything outside of the realm of metal music. I appreciate when people try to expand their horizons but I know that simply isn't the case with you because you never make any attempt at doing that.


because its metal band and I thought there be some metal and why should I listen what I dont like, besides there are many good country, jazz, blues, folk bands outside metal what I like
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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02.07.2014 - 22:27
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Ilham on 02.07.2014 at 22:20

Post by K7 explaining he'll never change and hasn't changed since he was 16 in 3, 2, 1...


I never will change I will die as I am
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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02.07.2014 - 23:33
Rating: 8
mz

Yeah absolutely loving this. It makes me worried since most of 2014 records I've heard blow me away. Is it just me or music is that good these days?
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02.07.2014 - 23:42
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by mz on 02.07.2014 at 23:33

Is it just me or music is that good these days?

You must be happy.
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