Best Albums of 2020: Ausklang ‘Chronos’

Chronos (Past Inside The Present)

A fresh and assured debut album from a new Berlin-based post-rock trio. Ausklang’s instrumentals swirl around a core of drums, bass and electric guitar, but also with significant contributions from synths, tape loops and classical instruments. There are some big, uplifting Sigur Ros-style numbers with seriously good melodies, as well as early Floyd-like jams and a couple of more drone-based and meditative pieces. The beautiful brass on “Aufbruch” is one of many little classical touches throughout, but at heart Chronos is an atmospheric rock album and a very good one. More please.

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