mam108 – John Praw + I Am The Architect – Gate

mam108 - John Praw + I Am The Architect - Gate

mam!records founder John Praw and Münster, Germany natives I Am The Architect have teamed up to bring you “Gate,” a post-rock/ambient split.  I Am The Architect bring their epic post-rock track “Walk in Regret” with its soaring melody and whirling sounds.  Unlike some post-rock outfits, I Am The Architect take care not to present overly-long climaxes or stereotypical post-rock facets.  The result is a distinct take on the post-rock genre – something that sounds specifically “I Am The Architect.”  The compliment to “Walk in Regret” is John Praw’s ambient/minimalist track, “Sin Egen Veg.”  John Praw’s addition incorporates laptop-folk elements, evoking feelings of bitter “Goodbye”s.  The final track is John Praw’s remix of the I Am The Architect track, which will certainly be surprising for those who know John Praw only for his ambient work.

Editor’s Note:
Make sure to keep an eye on I Am The Architect, who are currently working on their upcoming album.  This is their first release on mam!records, and the second release in a series of John Praw splits.

Recorded in Germany and Norway.  Album art by John Praw.

Track List:
01.  I Am The Architect – Walk in Regret
02.  John Praw – Sin Egen Veg
03.  I Am The Architect – Walk in Regret (John Praw Remix)

Release Date:
8 June 2010

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12 thoughts on “mam108 – John Praw + I Am The Architect – Gate

  1. Hmm… torrent’s not working?

    Anyway, the I Am The Architect track sounds amazing. Pretty orchestral… Are there violins in it or are those the guitars? Either way it kicks ass.
    Also, it’s a lot tighter than most post-rock bands nowadays, the drummer’s a beast… production on the drums could have been a tiny bit better though… but I’m just nitpicking.

    Gute Arbeit, Kameraden :D

  2. Oh and John your track is great, too. Am I right to think that in the future John Praw stuff will feature more of those pretty sounds while Beklager will feature the darker, jagged ideas?

    • Kind of. That’s the general idea. Beklager will be the doomy stuff (maybe a full band when I get back to the states (which is less than a day, btw).

      I might bring back The Purple Paring Knife for some drone recordings.

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