In A Forest by Mushroom Giant on 180g colored vinyl.
Comes in a 12" sleeve with partial UV finish on Trans Blue w/ Black Smoke colored vinyl and is limited to 300 copies worldwide.
Releases on April 28, 2023.
Co-release with Bird's Robe Records and Rue Morgue Records.
Australia has been going strong on the post-rock and progressive front for the last few years. Solkyri, SEIMS, Svntax Error, and of course We Lost the Sea, the land down under has really been blessing us with golden music as of late. This Australian wave of sorts, distinguishes itself for a more math-y and breezy and generally airer approach to crescendo-and-climax construction favouring a sound that is more direct, robust and.. well sunny. There must be something in the water, or maybe the gilded beaches and gorgeous waves off the coasts of Australia are inspiring these great bands to show us this more accessible face of post-rock; but matter of fact, the Australian scene is a true force to be reckoned with.
Mushroom Giant balance themselves comfortably on this new wave, riding through with songs that are as catchy as they are genuine. The band’s new album In A Forest is a passionately crafted instrumental epic. Awash in soundscapes and fuzzed out psychedelia, the record is yet another example of why these Australian veterans are so revered by their peers. From the hard rock of Mountain Ash, to the post-rock of Vestige, to the hangover inducing "Earthrise", it's all impeccably produced and performed. Where their live shows are often accompanied by visual projections to overwhelm the senses, the experience of listening to Mushroom Giant alone is enough to conjure imagery just as powerful in the mind.
On this fourth record, it’s easy to see why Mushroom Giant are at the centre of a scene that is increasingly becoming the dominant force in this genre. “In a Forest” is a dynamic and multi-faceted progressive record, and most importantly it is a fun record; a sincere effort shining with the same light as St. Kilda beach on a summer day. So crack a beer (or your favourite non-alcoholic drink) and feel the rays, hear the waves and ride on!