RR27 Milanku - Convalescence

Formed in Quebec during the fall of 2006, Milanku is a five-piece band from Montreal that combines elements of hardcore and post-rock to create a captivating dynamic throughout their music that is extremely raw, yet oddly comfortable. The band orchestrates genuine moments of aggression and melancholy in order to question where mankind is headed and capture the true essence of human struggle in modern society.

On December 1, 2018, Milanku re-released their first full-length album Convalescence through Replenish Records.  100% of the proceeds from the digital downloads of the album will be donated to Compassion Over Killing at http://www.cok.net in order to help promote a plant-based diet and expose the routine abuses forced upon animals raised for food through undercover investigations inside factory farms and legal advocacy.

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"At the crossroads between post-metal and post-rock, Milanku completely charmed Montreal's local scene with their enormous guitar build up.  Milanku creates and gives a deep melancholy consisting in a slow and evasive musical journey focused on repetitions and evolving structures.  Featuring members of Kraken and Autumn Picture.  For fans of Explosion In The Sky, Envy, and Neurosis."  Post-Engineering

"Milanku is a Canadian band.  From Quebec to be more precise.  Convalescence is the first full-length of the group.  Musically, Milanku creates melancholic atmospheres where the slow melody, graceful, and sad has its place. L eaving time for sweet melodies to take their place, drums and bass, they sway a rhythm sometimes vaporous, sometimes angry.  Singing carves a place here or there, sometimes, sometimes, but never too often.  As if this one was just another instrument to reinforce strong passages.  A tool at the service of emotions.  We are very clearly very close to post-rock here.  We think of Explosions In The Sky with the heaviness of Isis and the majesty of Gantz.  But it's mostly melodies that remind me of Envy I think.  The beauty, sweetness, and simplicity while in tension of an Envy.  The beauty of open spaces, and the melancholy of urban areas.  Milanku is a bit of all of this.  And so a group to rank alongside their compatriots Buried Inside and Titan.  In addition to melodic of course!  A successful album and very beautiful.  A huge evolution since their first record in 2007."
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