Instrumental duo STELLAR DEATH have released their new EP, Sentient (Chapter 1) on Bravemusic. This EP is the first part of a series of recordings which will ultimately culminate into a collection of songs based on a thematic exploration of consciousness within the universe.
The EP is now streaming in full at Where Post Rock Dwells. Listen to Sentient (Chapter 1) at this location.
Sentient (Chapter 1) is also available on Bandcamp and Spotify.
Sentient (Chapter 1) showcases an aggressive musical energy, but is tempered by more ambient/lush passages representing cosmic polarity and self-reflection. STELLAR DEATH leverage a plethora of influences, from old school death metal, modern post-rock, and various cinematic soundtracks to create a unique fusion of music that focuses on astronomical and philosophical themes.
“This may only be chapter #1 but it sets a very high standard for what to expect going forward because it’s something incredibly polished, enthralling and captivating” [9/10] – Metal Noise
“If you enjoy instrumental rock and metal music, with industrial and prog elements thrown in, Stellar Death is a duo I’d recommend to you. The same when it comes to science fiction or interest in space, time and all things out-of-this-world.” – The Independent Voice
STELLAR DEATH is a Washington, DC-based instrumental music project for the varied influences and inspirations of members Scott Loose and Matt Kozar. The two have collaborated musically for nearly 15 years, primarily through their band BRAVE. Although there is much appreciation and love for the music they have created through BRAVE, Scott and Matt sought a path not constrained by the structure and expectations that come with a band that has existed for over 20 years. Their collective desire to create instrumental music that focuses on specific themes, while drawing from their appreciation of film scores, led to the creation of STELLAR DEATH in November 2019. The project affords them the ability to fully explore different musical landscapes and sonic textures. Thus far they have dabbled with ambient and electronic soundscapes, embraced and elaborated on their progressive rock foundations, and further explored the tension and dynamics of post rock and post metal. STELLAR DEATH has only just started to venture into new and exciting musical areas that attempt to merge all of these varied influences into a unique experience for the listener.
STELLAR DEATH is (pictured left to right):
Scott Loose: Guitars, Bass, Keys, Drum Programing
Matt Kozar: Guitars, Keys, Drum Programing
Ben Kelly: Bass Guitar on “I Am”