Dario | Sep 4, 2023 | 4
Montreal post rockers Milanku stream moody new album “À l’aube” in full
With four full-length releases behind them, Canada’s Milanku presents “À l’aube”, a five-track burn that breathes new life into a caste of disenfranchised people, imbued with a disarming lucidity, and gives itself a framework and a voice to pull its head out of the swamp. This melancholic release is full-bodied, and intense, heavily influenced by the emotions of despair and loneliness brought on by the pandemic.
Bassist/vocalist Guillaume Chamberland comments:
“After a long hiatus, we are excited to perform this new album live. We have maintained our core sound but we have grown immensely musically, I mean we had lots of time on our hands…and this album basically represents an offering to our fans who have been waiting for new music from us. They can expect heavy post-rock with more maturity and finesse.”
Most of the skeleton of the album was built before the pandemic. After a few months of downtime, Milanku refined and modified the songs and recorded the songs in two studio sessions. The pandemic had an impact on the sound of all the songs on the album, without it, the result of the album would not be the same at all.
Compared to their previous releases, it is a return to the sound they had on the “Pris À La Gorge” album but with more maturity and a certain musical evolution of the group. The last track features Erika Angell from Thus Owls comes to embellish the album. Sad and slow, with clear influences from genres such as post-metal, hardcore, and crust, Milanku is recommended for fans of Neurosis, Envy, and Cult of Luna.
“À l’aube” is now streaming one day ahead of its general release, right here at The Progspace:
Album and Live Band Lineup:
François Lemieux (Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals)
Carl Ruest (Guitar, Vocals)
Guillaume Chamberland (Bass, Vocals)
Guillaume Boudreau-Monty (Drums)
Jean-François Bourbonnais (Guitar)