“The Great Swells That Carry Us Will Pus Under” is the title track of AARONSON‘s newest album (released last week!). The track embraces the spirit of post-rock but does it in a very impressive way that left us no indifferent. With the highlight on the electric (acoustic) guitar, this is a track that feels contemplative and introspective while providing broad exterior engagement and offering a cathartic experience to any listener.
“The Great Swells That Carry Us Will Pull Us Under” exudes a contemplative ambience that leaves ample space for dreaming. Acting as a beautiful soundtrack and an intense act of personal catharsis for the listener, the song weaves a mesmerizing tapestry of emotions. The guitar takes centre stage throughout, skillfully accompanied by the incisive and almost “warlike” percussion of the drums. The contemplative communion among various guitars creates an ever-growing sense of progression throughout the song’s six-plus minutes. While the sentiment never truly explodes, it gently disperses within the listener, leaving an enduring impact.
In the realm of indie music, where such expressions have become scarce, this post-rock gem stands out. The track masterfully blends ambient music with otherworldly production, resulting in a magical and soul-enriching experience. AARONSON‘s “The Great Swells That Carry Us Will Pull Us Under” embodies the true essence of post-rock, offering a sonic journey that resonates deeply with the audience, connecting on a profound and emotional level.
The track that is part of the band’s newest album with the same name also acts, within the album, as the main active moment of that possible catharsis but is also the breakdown of what to expect in terms of the sonic voyage in the record. It is also a beautiful experience to feel on a Monday morning when in need of refocusing and calming. We thank AARONSON for all the good feelings.
You can take a listen to the full album here:
Hailing from the scenic landscapes of South Wales, Aaronson is a dynamic post-rock band that creates mesmerizing soundscapes. With their mastery of towering layers of melody and breathtaking epic crescendos, they have shared the stage with acclaimed acts like Nordic Giants, Coldbones, A-Tota-So, and False Hope For The Savage. In 2020, the band’s extraordinary talents earned them the prestigious runner-up position at The Big Gig Wales competition, solidifying their reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the music scene. To this followed a nomination for the esteemed Cardiff Music Award. As they continued to showcase their artistic versatility, the band unveiled their cinematic EP titled “You Are Not A Stranger Here” a spellbinding journey through emotive and evocative soundscapes. Aaronson’s music resonates deeply with listeners, inviting them on an immersive sonic adventure that transcends conventional boundaries. With each mesmerizing composition, they paint vivid landscapes of sonic beauty, captivating audiences and leaving them in awe of their artistry.