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Chaos Monsters

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Alex Alexander This record is deeply heartfelt. It takes you soaring on a voyage through guitars dripping with distortion, ambience and emotion. It's straightforward and hard-hitting, yet the roomy atmosphere has tons of unique character and nuance. Favorite track: The Ocean, The Sea, The Wind, and The Waves.
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Calling on the roots of his midwestern adolescence, and recalling the bands of his youth- the ones seen in dingy bars and basements that smelled like a terrible mix of stale beer, cigarette smoke, and too much weed- NAAL releases a 1 of 2 EP, Chaos Monsters, with those formative experiences and sounds in mind. Chaos Monsters moves in the more defined direction of some straight-up rock and roll tunes, complemented by the long delay repeats and washy reverb sounds associated with the post-rock and midwestern-emo scenes he draws from.

Chaos Monsters is a tale of high adventure- as Deathcab wrote, "I have learned that even landlocked lovers yearn for the sea, like Navy men." A journey of adventure and terror, love and loss, life and death, Chaos Monsters, with its companion EP "Compass" is a similar journey for the senses and the heart.

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released December 6, 2013

Written and performed by: Dave Mantel
Recorded and mixed by: Broken Light Records
Cover photo by: Karl Verkade (www.karlverkadeartistry.com)
Cover art by: Dave Mantel
Special thanks: Andy Othling, Dave Shay, Karl Verkade, Andrew and Michael Tasselmyer, and Tom Wyatt.

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Naal Chicago, Illinois

NAAL is the surrealist, drone/rock project of Chicago native Dave Mantel. Characterized by a sonic journey taken between more traditional instrumental post-rock, and the fringe elements of ambient, noise, drone, and field recordings, NAAL is a project that wanders freely between elements of all of those genres, while juxtaposing their individual elements to create a unique sonic palate. ... more

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