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Wilderlands (2015 Remaster)

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David Shay My good Buddy David wrote a post-rock album that is very visual and and takes you on a journey. It's worth getting and listening to over and over again!!!! the man has come along way and knows what he's doing
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A hybrid of planning and spontaneity, Wilderlands was recorded in the fewest possible takes, without using any loops, and with the least amount of post-production possible. Some of the parts were planned, while others were written on the fly during that particular take in the recording. The result is a musical debut that is raw, imperfect, diverse, and hopefully an enjoyable listening journey.

This concept album chronicles a journey, both narratively and stylistically. While it was never about me, I certainly joined in the journey as I wrote songs in a variety of styles in the genra, finding myself and my own musical style through the journey and the exploration that it provided. And I did it all in a room in my basement.


released February 8, 2013

Music by: Dave Mantel
Remixed and remastered by: Broken Light Records (2015)
Cover photo by: Carrie Ratcliff (
Cover edited by: Dave Mantel



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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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