“Safehaven” is the latest release from Polish post rockers Tides from Nebula. Tides from Nebula are one of those post rock bands that combine all of my favorite elements about post rock. Their sound ranges from the guitar riff oriented
“Knees to the Earth” which is something Arcade Messiah might do to the atmospheric beauty of “All the Steps I Made” which reminds me a bit of God is an Astronaut.
This is not to say that Tides from Nebula are a copy of any of these bands. The mere fact that they can change their style to fit the song they’ve written shows an incredible amount of talent. Without vocals, it’s a challenge to make each song have a voice without an actual voice.
They are also the masters of layering sounds and having a song build slowly but steadily. “The Litter” has a throbbing synth line that propels it forward while the band stack layers of sound, only remove them midway through and start up again. “Traversing” is another favorite which has a bit of an Alcest/shoegaze vibe, while “We are the Mirror” is Tides from Nebula rocking the fuck out. The band can do really anything within the realm of progressive post rock.
“Safehaven” is a well titled album for me. Post rock is always a “go-to” genre for me personally when I want something that’s comfortable. The key with Tides from Nebula is that they still don’t make it simple, rather they make it interesting. “Safehaven” is a stellar album that showcases the abilities of Tides from Nebula both as musicians but also as song writers.
2. Knees To The Earth
3. All The Steps I’ve Made
4. The Lifter
6. Colour Of Glow
7. We Are The Mirror