This isn't the first time we've covered Ukrainian ambient rock project a noend of mine. The Vin de Mia Trix and Kauan-related project dazzled us with its neofolky Impressionist's sounds on previous albums Green Sketches and The Serenity's Eve, but covering a noend of mine in 2021 is a completely different experience than previous iterations of the band.

Carrying echoes of the early-1990s English experimental rock scene, the delicate but electronics-heavy pulsations found on upcoming album Sanctuaires redefines this project. Reflecting memories of the specific albums which defined the use of then-new genre tag "post-rock," Sanctuaires' soft twinkling and dirge-pop songwriting isn't necessarily a full transformation for a noend of mine. Pulling from the same nostalgic, downtrodden source which defined the band's earlier career, Sanctuaires is simply a new reflection of the same object. Listen to the three-part album opener "Des chemins crépusculaires (I-III)" below.

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Sanctuaires releases March 12th on Hypnotic Dirge Records.