Skyharbor, Tides From Nebula and Sleepmakeswaves are currently in the middle of their joint Feel Trip all over Europe and, seeing and hearing it myself, I can strongly recommend catching up with them if they are rolling through a venue even remotely nearby. I’m quite certain that none of the bands are in need of an introduction, as they are probably the most representative acts of their respective homelands. Which leads to another issue. As you could already find out in Matthew’s article, Australia has so much more to offer than just SMW. It so happens, that there are quite a few other promising bands playing in various alternative Polish venues, trying to break out the same way TFN did. Having attended a number of gigs, I was meaning to create a list to introduce some of these, hopefully, rising stars, only to realise that Post-rock PL, the most notable group responsible for organising gigs like the one mentioned at the beginning, has recently released the third of their compilations.
The Landscape After The Flood, also available as a beautiful 2-CD physical release, features 21 tracks from 21 different Polish bands and soloists for a total of over two hours of alternative music. Despite their suggestive name, Post-rock PL managed to gather a broad variety of sounds and genres for this album, with some of the tracks being exclusive or premiered on it. Fans of vocals should be pleasantly surprised by Spiral, Moonglass (one of their guitarists also happens to play in TFN) or The Last Cube Of Sugar. Meanwhile Tsima are doing a fine job of showcasing the Post-metal side, while Miro brings an interesting mix of heaviness and electronics. Instrumental rock is naturally represented very well, with The Frozen North’s beautiful violin section reminding that it’s not just about guitars. These are only a few of the talented bands present on the compilation and so I wholeheartedly recommend exploring the landscape as depicted by it.
Both the digital and physical releases are available on Bandcamp, with the former being available on the ‘Name your price’ basis. A notable fact about the physical copy is that, apart from the CDs, it also includes a booklet with a short description of each and every of the featured artists; a lovely token giving a closer look at them. All of the goods are bundled together in a very esthetic 3-panel digipack. If you do enjoy this one, make sure to check out the previous two compilations, also available on Post-rock PL’s Bandcamp, for an even better look at the emerging acts from Poland.