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Six Days Of Calm – Uncertainty (Single)

Back in 2020 musician, Marc Fischer, who hails from Würzburg, Germany, released one of the most beautiful and deeply emotive post rock albums of that year, under the name Six Days Of Calm. It was eight tracks of uplifting yet melancholic music that carried you on a gut wrenching journey that travelled deep within the soul.

Fast forward to 2023 and Six Days Of Calm have finally graced us with some new music. Uncertainty was dropped three weeks ago along with a stunning video which gave this glorious passage of music a story and a meaning. Visually, this out of body experience we see before our eyes harbors the natural beauty and softness of this world, portraying how precious and delicate our ecosystem can be. Musically it opens with rich, warm cinematic synths and gentle percussions that sway and drift without order, just like the emerald green ferns that we see in the video. When the music does blossom and expand outwards, the drums erupt and plunder above deep baritone guitars that fuzz and hypnotize , all under the glorious resonance of whistling synths creating a moment of post rock nirvana that should never come to a close. It’s as glorious a crescendo as you will hear in post music, and it’s a moment that sucks you in and cradles you in its clutches, keeping you shielded and sheltered.

Uncertainty is the first track to be released from the upcoming album My Little, Safe Place which will see the light of day later this year. but I have this feeling that it will be worth the wait. And in the meantime, why not head to the Six Days Of Calm bandcamp page and treat yourself to one of the few remaining vinyl presses of The Oceans Lullaby. It should be in every post rockers collection!