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Glitched Orchestrals has truly forged their own sound amidst a sea of clichés in the current music world. While the post-rock genre has been stretched thin and wide by the efforts of Mogwai, Godspeed You Black Emperor! and Sigur Ros, Glitched Orchestrals  reminds post-rock of what it needs. Filled with crescendos and incredible build-ups, to enchanting melodies and compelling syncopation, Glitched Orchestrals puts together an instrumental album that one cannot forget, right from the very first listen.

If you don’t own a Glitched Orchestrals album, DANCES WITH THE MOON is as good a place as any to start. And just in case you’re planning on doing something silly like you’re accustomed to with your Katy Perry records -be warned…skipping forward in these songs will gain you absolutely nothing, truly listening to each song is the prize itself!

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