Hailing from north somerset, uk, Blueneck formed in the early part of 2000 initially as a four piece. they soon added a fifth member to enable a fuller live sound and have since played with such acts as aereogramme, crashland, cult of luna, i like trains and thirteen senses. steering away from conventional songwriting, blueneck’s music has developed into a cinematic soundscape of ambient atmospherics, dark skeletal rhythms,haunting vocals and swirling crescendos, all created with analogue synths, sparse piano and huge, soaring guitars. they operate in a similar post-rock territory to that of godspeed! you black emperor, sigur ros and mogwai with a nod in the direction of radiohead’s kid/amnesiac period. blueneck self-released this first full length album in 2006 after having spent a year and a half locked away recording in the hills of deepest somerset, having delivered a dark, dynamic masterpiece which puts the band truly in a class of their own. scars of the midwest is now finally available on vinyl.