Milieu Archives: Two (post-rock) – Coastlands

Album: Milieu Archives: Two

Artist: Coastlands

Released: 2016

Milieu Archives: Two is an instrumental, ambient post-rock album from Coastlands, a Portland, Oregan-based quartet. If you like writing to a thoughtful soundscape with a low-profile, this album is for you.

Photo by Coastlands

Photo by Coastlands

The album is airy and has a stream-of-consciousness personality to it, as if the musicians just kept adding what feels good for the track, doing so however while maintaining a restrained presence throughout. The album never reaches a deafening roar; instead they layer elongated chords, twangy strings, synths, and lite percussion like fabric until the whole quilt is finished.