the ascent of everest

The Ascent Of Everest is an 8-piece orchestral experimental rock outfit that will take you on an unforgettable ride. Fluttering with delicate build ups and soaring through emotional choruses cascading into breathtaking noisescapes juxtaposed against bizarre electronic textures, TAOE create music that surprises you with surreal sounds, progressive composition, and epic beauty. The band formed in nashville TN in the spring of 2005, since then they've released three records, extensively toured the US and UK, and played countless regional shows. The band is currently planning to tour the US and Europe in support of their new record "From This Vantage" out June 1st 2010 on CD from Shelsmusic Ltd and on limited edition 180 gram colored vinyl from Futurerecordings.

“The songs communicate sentiments that simply cannot be put into words.”

- Performer Magazine

“TAOE’s always lovely orchestral-rock tunes will break your heart if you let them; cello and violin mixed with brass and more (as well as the usual guitar/bass and drums) give them the ability to create moments of epic noise as well as the intimate, gentle swirls they do so well. This album gives you the full sweep of their abilities and shows them off brilliantly, making you want to come back for more over and over again.

- Emma Gould - Room 13

As chiming guitars clash with doom-laden cello, shimmering pianos mesh with soaring violins, whilst the masterful rhythm section helps guide the sound to a series of cacophonous and quite often apocalyptic crescendos. Whilst this is ground GSYBE!  Have clearly plundered before, TAOE aren’t walking on anyone else’s path, they’re forging their own way to the top.

- Chris Hidden – Rock Sound Magazine

“AOE has created a unique sound full of swirling textures, intensely beautiful soundscapes, and exploding crescendos.”

- Panoptic Journalism Ltd.

“… string-heavy outfit who’s freely psychedelic post-rock is something like Dirty Three on acid. “– Nashville Scene

"The segues are often huge and greatly overlapping, which results in some extremely cinematic or cathartic passages… Undoubtedly this is one of the better instrumental releases from the U.S. in 2006, if not the world at large."

– Jordan Volz

the ascent of everest is

Devin - Guitar, Vocals 
Drew - Bass 
Casey - Cello, Vocals
Ashley - Viola 
Dillon - Violin
Chris - Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Jeff - Drums
Rob - Guitars, auxiliary percussion, Vocals

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