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...