Well, I’m a sucker for big, wide-screen guitars, jangling soundscapes and shimmering rhythms. I’m also into delicate slashes of minimalist guitar lines running across musical backdrops made up of space and atmosphere rather than instrumentation. Yes, opposites, attractive ones, but opposites nonetheless.

But not so opposed that the excellently named Thistle Sifter can’t work both extremes into their latest instrumental track, The Forgotten Man. It’s Dream-Pop meets Post Rock meets Shoegaze. It’s also quite brilliantly captivating.

There’s a new album due early next year by the name of Circles. I’ll see you in the queue to buy one.

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