The Basement Paintings – “Instinct”


Hailing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is the band The Basement Paintings, whose new full-length Antipodes captures the band’s epic blend of ambient, post-punk, and post-rock tendencies. Opening track “Instinct” maps the band’s sound well, evolving from spacious ambient beginnings to a very involved, reverberating vein of instrumental guitar-heavy rock. The soaring guitar tones excel with particularly emotive glory around the 02:30 mark, when a sweltering backing distortion exudes a metal-like quality. 07:40 sees a shift to a more menacing guitar tone unveiled, helping close off this memorable track with an enjoyable fervor.

Stream the entirety of Antipodes below.

“Instinct” and other memorable tracks from November can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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