Desolate Angels

by Soundscapism Inc.

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released January 16, 2017

All music & lyrics by Bruno A.
Recorded and Produced by Bruno A. in Berlin, 2016.

Vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, ebow, bass, keyboards, loops, programming and sampling by Bruno A.
Vocals on "Evening Lights", “Supernovas At Fever Pitch” and “February North” by Flávio Silva.

Cover artwork and booklet design by João Filipe, based on photos by Ü-Berlin Photography.

The Ringmaster:

"Desolate Angels is the eagerly awaited sophomore release from Soundscapism Inc., a highly anticipated successor to a debut which made a potent and well-received impact on the European post rock scene. The new offering is sure to emulate, indeed surpass the success of its predecessor with its even more accomplished, imaginative, and warmly haunting adventure."

The Pit of the Damned:

"Everything is played with excellence and the sound quality is well researched and unique, not necessarily in line with the cloying productions of today's post rock, but perhaps more realistic and closer to the mythical Godspeed You! Black Emperor, always full of personality. Without doubt, a very interesting discovery, stimulating and true, an original melting pot which will unlock the doors of the soul, an artist who lives in his own light and in times like these, this is no small feat! Maximum admiration for Soundscapism Inc, utmost respect for the remarkable “Desolate Angels”. (80/100)


"If there´s a word one can scratch from qualifying Bruno A´s work - both with Vertigo Steps and now Soundscapism Inc. - it is surprise. Because the quality of his music is hardly surprising to anyone anymore. And yet, the musician still manages to raise the bar often. Which is precisely the case with this release. Bruno A. insists in deceiving us by making complex musical weavings sound simple and that is not within everyone´s reach"

Heaven Is Not Too Far:

‘Desolate Angels’ is a musical exercise which is a pleasure to listen to and that should be embraced by all who have been following the previous works of this composer and multi-instrumentalist, gifted with an extreme work quality and musicality, to which we indeed can not remain indifferent. Fans of current Opeth or Sigur Rós should have this album in mind - and always at hand."


"Between ambient and post rock, the album winds apparently mild and delicate, though entering surreptitiously under the skin after a few listens, and we can not help but fully appreciate the quality in which Desolate Angels is almost coyly performed. "


"Ultimately, if Pink Floyd's most ethereal and intimate side is your daily bread, if you´ve just picked up Steven Wilson as daily soundtrack, if Katatonia delights the dazzling weather and your favorite Anathema are those with more caressing and delicate sounds, you can only absorb with extreme naturalness what's offered by "Desolate Angels", an album whose quietness does not predict the arrival of a storm, but is ideal for getting in peace with the world and forgetting what is around us."

Lords of Metal:

"It is very atmospheric and dream-like music, with an engrossing concept about the Icelandic wilderness and existentialism as background. There’s quite some beautiful music on ‘Desolate Angels’, but be aware that it is a very calm record. When you are in the mood for it, it might be a new discovery for fans of Steven Wilson, Anathema, Katatonia or Sigur Rós."

Flight of Icarus:

"Recording all the instruments and handling the production by himself, he convinces the listener that the balance between electronic and acoustic melodies are representative of his aesthetic, that the dreamy pop music he creates is his own adventure’s soundscape."

Universum Noll:

"This second album, compared to the self-titled debut from 2015 is thankfully bit-by-bit static, but also full of movement, deep arrangements and it has more courage mixed with a dreamy perspective about the subsistence. It could have been the spring wrapped up."


"Desolate Angels is an album that should be listened to repeatedly, it should be discovered and rediscovered; a record which finds us wherever and how ever we are. Nostalgic, beautiful, deep. A journey without aim, such as life itself."


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Track Name: Evening Lights
Sink the pain
In the blue rain
Down again
Not in vain
Track Name: Supernovas At Fever Pitch
going in circles
on this merry-go-round
don’t look down
round and round
Track Name: Desolate Angels
do you ever feel like
you’ve breathed too much air
your lungs are about to burst
do you care?
now you´ve jumped so high
you never made it back to Earth
do you know what it feels like?
do you care?
we´re desolate angels
we´re just passing through
desolate angels
and we´re just passing through
Track Name: February North
when morning clouds break away
you perceive a chance to stay
weary are the steps shoes walk over
streetlights carved into skulls
fireflies released from burnt out shutters
innocence last seen in far-away shades
billboards and strobes, miles ahead
until it all becomes clear
like a daydream revelation
emerging through memories concealed
too many lives inside
still we drift in hindsight, take on
burdens of seconds and loads for centuries
when the morning dew
draws its light on empty shoulders
we are not the same again
each day reborn
to a Sun which forgot to shine
to a rain that forgot its light
Track Name: Low-Fi Man, Hi-Tech World
I want to know
The game you won´t show
And I wanna see
The face you hide from me

I want to conceive
What you just won´t believe
I want to feel
Everything that seems unreal

I want to live
All the things that you won´t give
I want to feel
So that you won´t have to deal

I want to touch
Everything´s for you too much
I want to steal
The foundations of your real

I want to know
The game you won´t show
And I wanna see
The face you hide from me

I want to conceive
What you just won´t believe
I want to feel
Everything that seems unreal

I wanna be
The moth to your flame

I want to ignite
I want to burst
To live thru this night
To excel in our plight