New Of Solitude and Solemn EP
2014-01-03 by DarkNoctus CONTRIBUTOR | 33 Comments

Post-rock/doom metal solo project Of Solitude and Solemn has released his new EP, "Starlight's Guide", for free download on Bandcamp.

The tracks were originally intended for a split with Courtsleet, an ex-member of A Forest of Stars, but manufacturing issues hindered plans. Instead, both sides will be on separate EP's and they'll be packaged together as a physical release some time this year.

This EP is all original material what won't appear anywhere else. The album will be released in late spring/early summer.

The EP can be downloaded here:

http://ofsolitudeandsolemn.bandcamp.com/album/starlights-guide

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osmark86
January 3rd 2014

3753 Comments


nice man, giving it a listen. m/

Keyblade
January 3rd 2014

14150 Comments


Fuckin sweet, been waiting for this

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osmark86
January 3rd 2014

3753 Comments


must say it's hella pleasing so far

CaptainDooRight
January 3rd 2014

28297 Comments


Good going Noctus. I'll make sure to check this out. I'm looking forward to it.

Also:

This EP is all original material what won't appear anywhere else. The album will be released in late spring/early summer.

When you say 'album' are your referring to the 'split' or an LP that you plan on putting out later this year? Maybe I read it wrong but it didn't seem clear in what your said there...

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2014

8737 Comments


the lp i'm putting out this year [:

thanks guys!

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osmark86
January 3rd 2014

3753 Comments


ok, this is one massive improvement on your last EP mate. very good material indeed. I'll be jamming this more for sure.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2014

8737 Comments


thank you so much! i'm really glad you like it!

Amebix
January 3rd 2014

240 Comments


have to say I like this too, good stuff

zaruyache
January 3rd 2014

5830 Comments


Besides the sound of the drums here, I really like this. Songwriting/instrumentation is really good. I generally don't like doom, but your keyboard/synth usage makes this really accessible even for me.

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2014

8737 Comments


thank you, everyone! [:

wish i had a drummer but i have to make do with what i have

Tyrael
January 3rd 2014

20719 Comments


its pretty damn good

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2014

8737 Comments


[: !!!

Catatonic
January 4th 2014

119 Comments


Damn Noctus. I guess you didn't want to crush my best of 2013 list by releasing this 4 days ago. Seriously great work. Half way through Illuminance and I'm loving this more than a ton of music from last year.

BallsToTheWall
January 4th 2014

44164 Comments


Who do I need to fellate to gain the honor and privilege of listening to this?

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 4th 2014

8737 Comments


no no i can do that for you [:

thank you so much catatonic!

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 4th 2014

8737 Comments


just spruced up the bandcamp too because why not

Catatonic
January 4th 2014

119 Comments


Also, have you checked out Ohm Studio? You could probably get someone to track some live drumming for you on that without much trouble.

dawija1017
January 4th 2014

543 Comments


The bands name is dumb

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 4th 2014

8737 Comments


ur dum [:

dawija1017
January 4th 2014

543 Comments


Doom metal is dumb, and full of terribly named bands

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 4th 2014

8737 Comments


can't argue with that, really

Cappa
January 4th 2014

90 Comments


Band name sounds like the music. And the music sounds cool. Post-Doom Agalloch or something.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 4th 2014

8737 Comments


thanks!

haha some dude called it doomgaze which got a chuckle out of me

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 5th 2014

8737 Comments


i'm running out of free downloads so if you want the mp3's it might be a good idea to download them here

http://www.last.fm/music/Of+Solitude+and+Solemn/Starlight%27s+Guide

MoosechriS
January 5th 2014

4768 Comments


shit, completely missed this. Checking out right now

MoosechriS
January 5th 2014

4768 Comments


fffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccckkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!

This is awesome stuff Noctus, just read back through the thread and noticed you are looking at putting out and LP later in the year :] are you planning a physical release or just gonna put it our through bandcamp?

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 5th 2014

8737 Comments


thank you thank you!

it all depends on what's possible i suppose - if there's enough demand i will do a physical release, the physical release for this will be coming out later in the year and will be packaged with an ep from another band, essentially a split but not /quite/

but initially the album will just go up on bandcamp for free download [:

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 5th 2014

8737 Comments


also i'm actually putting out 4 LP's this year, but for different projects... oh and an ep

this is my 'main' project though [:

edit: wait actually no, 2 EP's

MoosechriS
January 5th 2014

4768 Comments


nice ;] i look forward to hearing them dude

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 5th 2014

8737 Comments


with any luck i'll actually finish them!

zaruyache
January 5th 2014

5830 Comments


You'd better, boy.

osmark86
January 6th 2014

3753 Comments


4 ey? you and cap't sure are productive bastards :D.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 6th 2014

8737 Comments


all out of free downloads... thank you guys so much! if you need it you can grab it from last.fm!



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