Band: EPHEMERAGenres: Punk / Rock / Post-Hardcore / Emo / Screamo / Ambient / Skramz
Related artists: Heart On My Sleeve, Rainmaker, Via Fondo, Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket, iisole, Feeble, Suffocate For Fuck Sake, Totem Skin, Sore Eyelids, Shirokuma, Anemone, Trembling Hands and Coma Regalia.
Years Active: 2014-present
Song: "Stormen - We´ll find comfort in the waves"
Label(s): Middle Man and others, someone please inform me
This post's artist is from the April 2015 Mix. This is track #12.
You can download: the April Mix#4 right here or get the new May 2015 Mix#5 here.
For fans of: State Faults, Heart On My Sleeve, Rainmaker, Young Mountain, Via Fondo, Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket, Careless, Shirokuma and Raein aka PROPER SCREAMO.
The first time I checked out the opening track on EPHEMERA's self titled EP I heard Arvid (who screams for Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket) and knew that this was right up my alley. Harnessing ridiculous talent from all over the world, Gabriel Bergman Lahovary and his friends concocted the three song EP by adding writing/adding each member's contribution and then passing it along to the next person. This enabled the writing process to clearly permeate across the plains of group-think consciousness and gave each member a definitive and unique spin on the creative input.
"Stormen - We´ll find comfort in the waves" begins with Arvid's very distinguishable cries right as the song begins and it never really lets up over the six minutes afterwards. The vocals jump back and forth between the members which include Mattias (Suffocate For Fuck Sake) and Henrik (Totem Skin). The instrumentals are a whirlwind of dreamy/chaotic screamo that very, very obviously are from Europe - Sweden in particular. With my boy Karl from Via Fondo on guitar, it's a not a big surprise as to why. This is my favourite song by EPHEMERA and lucky for us, they've made a music video for it that you can watch here and I've also embedded it below. "Des cicatrices et des cernes" showcases a lot more of Johan (Trembling Hands) and Vivien (Rainmaker) on vocals, at least from what I can hear, and also includes Shawn Decker (Coma Regalia) on drums and is the shortest of all the tracks. At times the hoarse screaming is reminiscent of Snapcase with "Darkness Within" which is my second favourite of the three and finds a subtle balance between the beauty of the track 1 and the aggression of track 2. The back and forth vocals here are amazing and this song reminds me of Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket and State Faults.
Truthfully, when it's all said and done there's a bit of each band listed in the "related acts" section so that's what it sounds like. An amalgamation of greatness, if you will. Wait, I just did. They're a supergroup that makes super music, but it's no Hot Cross as they will always hold that title for me.
2015 - Ephemera 7"EP (steam/donate/download here)
(2015) EPHEMERA - "Stormen - We´ll find comfort in the waves" (from 'Ephemera') official music video
(2015) EPHEMERA - "Darkness Within" (from 'Ephemera')
EPHEMERA additional links