Signal Hill | self-titled EP

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self-titled EP

by Signal Hill

Signal Hill creates mid-tempo dreamy/shoegaze instrumental music, with lush melodies, driving build-ups and infuriatingly catchy hooks.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. Standby, Sir
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2. Los Federales
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3. Celadon
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4. A Series of Trills
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5. This New Year's Absence
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6. California is Too Long
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Signal Hill is Tim Cooper (drums), Dave Masters (guitar), Brian Vasallo (bass/keys), and Rishi Arora (guitar). Signal Hill the band was originally constructed as a writing project for both Brian and Rishi in the first months of 2003 . Members came and went making it difficult for the project to ever gain ground, however the music was never forgotten only left waiting for the perfect additions. Across town Elegant Elephant, a solo project of Dave, was undergoing similar difficulties. Good fortune was met one night at an M83/Six Part Seven show as Dave ran into old friend Tim Cooper. The likes of both groups found grace in each others music formulating in the fall of 04. Influenced by bands such as : Tristeza, Owen, Cinematic Orchestra, The Bad Plus, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Explosions in the Sky, The Mercury Program & The Six Parts Seven.

****Reviews****
"It's affecting stuff and, like most of the music found here, is proof that Signal Hill have the raw talent to write some great material" - Kris Ilic - The silentballet.com


"With their self-titled EP, Signal Hill takes the passionate, heart-wrenching, and epic sound perfected by bands like Explosions in the Sky and distills it to its very essence." - Stephen Chamberlain - Click for Full Review by Decoymusic.com

"LA’s up-and-coming post rock act Signal Hill put down a handful of tracks that give a hint of how fantastic their live performances are. It's an EP made up of alternating waves of building and crashing sonic prettiness and rockness that at times even give Austin’s Explosions In The Sky a run for their money." Radio Free Silverlake

"It’s always nice when you randomly find a promising new band on myspace – and it’s even better when that band illustrates exactly why your initial impressions should be trusted with the release of a stunning EP. For me, Signal Hill is one such discovery. Drawing on influences such as The Mercury Program, The Six Parts Seven and, erm, Twin Peaks, “California Is too Long” must rank as one of the more uplifting instrumental songs of the year, with an enticing blend of intertwining guitars and piano sandwiched around a rather intriguing soundbite. (Richard White - The Silent Ballet)"


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James Shellhorn

Very creative. Electronic and energetic, yet pretty.
The first two tracks really got my attention. The music starts with some cool-sounding, creative effects and the energy builds, becoming more complex, sometimes in layers. Energetic and electronic. A nice find.

James Wilks

Perfect nighttime music
Signal Hill's debut EP is the perfect soundtrack to driving around the city at night, with no particular destination. Maybe it's raining a little bit, and the city lights are slightly blurred through the wet windshield. This is the feeling I get when listening to this EP. The music is so beautiful and mesmerizing. "This New Year's Absence" features some really spacey guitar work. All the tracks are great though. I've just recently gotten into shoegaze and post-rock, but I already know that Signal Hill could very well be the future of the genre. And if you like this EP, you should check out The Union Trade, another great shoegaze/post-rock band from California, also available here at CDBaby!

Stephen Chamberlain

Dreamy, twinkling, gorgeous.
Probably the most promising group in post-rock right now, the band plays music in the vein of Maserati, Tristeza, Unwed Sailor, and American Football. This album is gorgeous journey of shimmering lights, wistful glances, and aching hearts...without a single lyric. This is the music to accompany you in reveries to any locale; sweeping and swirling around you with atmosphere simultaneously warm and icy. Comes in an elegant yet simple digipack. And if the live video they have on their myspace profile is any indication, the upcoming full-length should destroy. Labels and potential fans alike: take notice!

Casey

bridging the gap
I never heard of Tristeza, Six Parts Seven, The Mercury Program until I after I heard Signal Hill. The band opened up a door of a whole new genre of delicate, melodic, and talented music. It was one of those records that got me right away and this is very rare with my musical past. It generally takes me a few listens to "get" a record, but not this time. This is a must own for any serious musical fan, despite your primary genres or scenes.

Kudos.