Intricate thought-provoking progressive atmospheric post-rock
A world away from the tempestuous post-rock journeying of previous single “Echoes of Solitude”, “Nocturne” captures an altogether quieter, restrained and contemplative side of Gilmore Trail. A song for the midnight hours, it’s a calming and cathartic instrumental piece to still the mind and soothe the senses.
One of two interludes-of-sorts to be found on their upcoming ‘Impermanence’ album, it finds a natural partner in the track “Convalescence”, with both pieces intended to provide moments of respite amidst the Sturm und Drang of the album’s epic extended offerings.
With all music written and performed by Gilmore Trail, ‘Impermanence’ was recorded by Danny Mills at Chasmata Studios (Sheffield) in 2019. Mixed by Mills with Joe Richards, it was given its final mastering by Lawrence Mackrory at Obey Mastering (Sweden) the following year. Joe Richards provided initial field recordings of “Echoes of Solitude” and new single “Nocturne”.
Retaining all the touch-stones that have defined their repertoire to date, while embracing the shifting sands of change for all the goodness they can bring, ‘Impermanence’ is the sound of Gilmore Trail entering an exhilarating new phase in their evolution and taking control of their destiny.
For the last decade, Gilmore Trail has been making music both unassumingly epic and simmeringly cinematic. Harnessing elements of post-rock to space-rock, alternative to the progressive the band have gleaned inspiration from the catalogues of Oceansize, This Will Destroy You, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Mogwai, Intronaut Buckethead and beyond, yet with a resultant sound theirs alone. Making their mark with their 2013 debut ‘Sailing Stones’, the band have charted a course of their choosing and a pace of their own definition. With two albums, an EP, plus a reworking of themes from the TV show Twin Peaks to date, the band have earned something of a cult following, while also receiving praise from mainstream media including Clash, Rocksound, Prog Magazine, Now Then, plus spins on the likes of BBC 6Music and BBC Introducing. A formidable live prospect, the Trail has delivered captivating performances at the likes of ArcTanGent Festival (2017) and Tramlines Festival, taken in two UK headline tours, and even three weddings.