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The Dead Texan is a band signed to Kranky Records, home of Tim Hecker, Windy & Carl, Stars of the Lid, and more. The band’s just got one full length, self titled record out. Really quiet post-rock/ambient-ish. I’ve heard this record being described as drone and minimalism, though I can’t figure out why. Aegina Airlines is a great melancholy track; really digging this. Solid album start to finish. I’ve also heard The Dead Texan being very similar to acts like Stars of the Lid, though I can’t figure that out either. Stars of the Lid is more of a awesome drone-based output, whereas this incorporates sounds and elements reminiscent of ambient-ish post-rock music, coupled with the occasional, very quietly sung lyric here and there, as well as minimal use of guitars to move the song ahead (as an illustration, see the second video below).

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Really one of the best ambient records I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. This album is rivaled by many, matched by few; a work that really, quite frankly, pushes the boundaries of drone/ambient-based music.

Sample:

More information:

Last.fm

Discogs

MySpace (not managed by the band)

Download.

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