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i am obsessed with this record. stunning.
can anybody recommend me anything else that sounds remotely like this?
You could try Firekites: http://open.spotify.com/album/1AZPQ7Ycvum5vzwtn8ZwoS
Can't think of much else too similar though.
and sadly under the radar as it deserved far more attention.
For something similar try Hood and July Skies. They sound fairly different but both have that pastoral quality that Epic45 have. July Skies are closely affiliated with Epic45, often sharing musicians, doing gigs together etc.
and obviously check out the other Epic45 albums if you haven't heard 'em.
Is a July Skies compilation with 2 Epic45 'reworkings' on it which are close to what you are looking for. I saw both of them along with Avrocar about 18 months ago in Birmingham, shame they don't play more often. Surely this is a last.fm similar artists challenge though? port-royal, The American Dollar, Lights Out Asia all have a similar feeling if not always the vocals or drums.
... Tycho.They kind of swap the melancholic nostalgic vibe for something more upbeat, with dancey overtones.
their last single : Coastal Brake is sumptous.
also have a track called Dictaphone's Lament which is likewise brilliant.
his art, as ISO50 also adorns my walls!
Absolutely loved them since I first heard their early singles on Bearos. I can't recommend their albums enough, but if you were looking for a next step check out May Your Heart Be The Map which is simply stunning. One of my favourite albums of all time, and probably my favourite record to listen to on headphones. On top of all this, they're really nice guys as well, so that always helps!
Definitely check out Hood. I've always heard references to Disco Inferno as well, although must admit I've never heard them myself and so plead ignorance.
I know Cold House and the Home is where it hurts ep. Any other indispensible Hood?
it's probably closer to what Epic45 do than Cold House, certainly not as bleak as that record.
The English Cold is the best July Skies album imo, although stylistically they're all fairly similar.