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James Miao & Samuel Hsiung

Sunlight Ascending

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Sunlight Ascending is an ambient rock band out of Oakland County, Michigan that came together in the beginning of 2007, during which all of the members were just starting up high school. Their intention from the start was to create a melodic, atmospheric, and completely instrumental sound of their own that didn't need words or vocals.

Sunlight Ascending transcend all preconceived notions of what kids are expected to play in Metro-Detroit. The quintet does not cater to the Metalcore/Screamo music of Oakland County, nor to the alt-pop or garage-based sound of their Detroit rock-n-roll brethren; instead, what comes from this young band are ominous moods, hard driving crescendos, and a knack for unique songwriting and structure; their all-instrumental approach is at once mature, exhilarating and emotional.

Fresh off the release of their third CD, "You Don't Belong Here", and 2009's, "All The Memories, All At Once", Sunlight Ascending continues to deliver powerful and memorable soundscapes. "You Don't Belong Here" was mixed and mastered by Motown legend Bob Dennis (Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder). Their music was also featured on two compilation CD's released in August of... (+) expand
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debbiedeb7 (level 10) wrote:
really enjoy "Out of this Place II, it's appropriate for ALL occasions--THANKS
1 year ago
cr (level 32) wrote:
"Out of this Place...Part II" is amazing. Thanks for putting it up.
7 years ago
Lights at Sea wrote:
this is awesome.
7 years ago
mr bish wrote:

Just to let you know, I'm uploading a new track tomorrow (Tues 29th) at around 4:30pm GMT... No idea what that is in Detroit time, but check it out if/when you get a chance.

Still loving your tracks, Four especially. I've not been doing much hearting lately, but I'll be making up for that soon - your stuff is criminally under-hearted!

7 years ago
levireyes (level 4) wrote:
your songs make my spirit fly
7 years ago
SuperJay (level 23) wrote:
It is so awesome that you guys are from Detroit! Maybe i'll see you at the Factory gig..
7 years ago
bishbashbosh (level 8) wrote:
Four just made me cry - had a crappy last week and it all came pouring out to your music. Catharsis indeed. Love it.

(Thanks for checking out my Mr Bish profile - t61 /bishely - a few weeks ago, didn't thank personally cause I was very busy, but much appreciated)
7 years ago
Ambientman (level 1) wrote:
Excellent stuff...This will be a mainstay on my playlists. Listen to 'Four'...close your eyes and go wherever you need to go because it will take you there.
7 years ago
Kalei (level 38) wrote:
Enjoying your new tunes. Downloaded them at futurerecordings.com! Figured I'd tip you here instead since I have an account here. Perfect for chilling on a Friday night .
7 years ago
SirRacer (level 19) wrote:
Superb album. I hope you keep making music for many years to come.
7 years ago
EXiTMind (level 29) wrote:
Very nice. Reminds me a bit of my good friends City Breathing. Shoegazealicious. ;-)
7 years ago
Kalei (level 38) wrote:
Thanks for the heads up - enjoying Requiescat just as much as the others!
7 years ago
cr (level 32) wrote:
This is really really good.
You guys are in the same league as Explosions in the Sky.
7 years ago
Kalei (level 38) wrote:
Your songs are enchanting....I could listen to them all day...and night. :) Welcome to T61. Can't wait to hear more from you!
7 years ago
waltdiggs (level 24) wrote:
Alrighty...just making sure. :-)

I asked before I listened...and I like your sound regardless. Welcome to T61!
7 years ago
waltdiggs (level 24) wrote:
Are you the same as this group? Is this your actual account? Just curious...

7 years ago