Lake Shaped Embrace is the third album by Airships on the Water. It expands on the post rock tinged with math rock sound of the previous two Airships on the Water albums by incorporating more elements of ambient and shoegaze into the recipe. The result is a collection of songs filled with feedback drenched ambient textures, beautiful post rock melodies, and engaging math rock drumming. It's both calm and energetic, at times mellow yet still reaching. It makes a great soundtrack for pushing through the breakers and drifting out to sea. It's music for people who love music made by a person who loves music, so why not?
released February 2, 2022
Written, performed, and recorded by Russel Hensley.
Artwork by Brandon Hensley.
Take Shapes is a sometimes weird, sometimes spacey, very fulfilling math/post rock band that I play drums and occasional keyboards in. Subtle harmonies, huge explosions of sound, catchy hooks, etc. Airships on the Water
Heavy Shores is a post rock/dream pop/etc. band featuring Chris and Russel of Take Shapes. Do Make Say Think meets Pinback with some American Analog Set and Explosions in the Sky thrown in. Airships on the Water
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Was into Mogwai from the beginning with the pivotal Ten Rapid and 4 Satin, but the last Mogwai LP I bought was Mr Beast in 2006, so plenty new to me here, and lots of catching up to do! On 2018 Live, the last 4 tracks are where I'm at, I just love all of that feedback and distortion. From my collection of their first decade, the epic 20 minute My Father My King is my all time favourite - I have no idea if their releases after 2006 have yielded anything comparable... only one way to find out!... Master of Alchemy