Sounds Like: Tortoise, The Mercury Program, Tristeza, MASERATI, Explosions in the Sky
Label: Fluttery Records
Bio: Arms of Tripoli: Based out of Los Angeles, CA and originally formed in July of 2011, Arms of Tripoli continues to be an ever-evolving and uniquely independent instrumental band. After parting ways with longtime friend Brian Vasallo (Signal Hill) in late 2012, the remaining core, consisting of Mic...See Full Bio
"The most immediate impressions of Dream in Tongues are that of the familiar musical touchstones throughout it. At its core the music is a combination of post-rock of the tightly-wound, heavily jazz-influenced variety—very reminiscent of vintage Tortoise and The Mercury Program—with breezy shoegaze floating on top. This is the more minimalist, building-block approach to post-rock, favoring little snippets of riffs and progressions that build quickly through shifting colors and counter-melodies over sprawling compositions that unfurl very gradually through mountains of contemplative guitars or strings. Opening track ‘Miniature Habitats’ is a perfect example of this style, based around an additively simple chord progression loop that layers dreamy guitars, vibraphone, and precise, laid-back drumming to produce a densely-packed locomotive machine."