Cinematic ambient soundscapes that echo with nature, leading a journey of self-exploration colliding and intertwining with technology. Intense, at times ethereal, with adaptive emotional content immersing the listener in an emotive journey to discovering ourselves.
The band is Justin Krass – Piano, Sam Stauff – Guitar, Phil Anthony – Bass and John Venezia – Drums. And, is an evolution stemming from Justin and Sam making music with Wess Meets West and steering away from post-rock towards ambient, subdued new-wave classical music, exploring textures in a minimalistic soundscape incorporating moments of rock and opera.
Among the Pines takes listeners on an emotional rollercoaster, from haunting reflective moods, to intense moments of rock and roll, creating tension and then climactic release, producing a graceful and unforgettable soundscape. A soundscape that is both contagious and pertinent.
Wide Waters makes music to realize dreams… and help discover what is within ourselves.
"Stemming from Justin and Sam making music with Wess Meets West and steering away from post-rock towards ambient, subdued new-wave classical music, exploring textures in a minimalistic soundscape incorporating moments of rock and opera. And how apropos the layering of sugary plots are on this majestic canvas of charming innuendoes, spread apart by stories of love, that was and maybe not. Clamoring for the rope that can be the savior – to climb up over the rainbow – in trusting demeanor, you sweat with hope and honor, that thing can be alright, once more. Off of their LP ‘Among The Pines’, systematic emotions, collapse in a heap of understanding and reverence, for – that which we have no more control over, than our biological existence. Let’s flow with the waves." Come Here Floyd
"Blending ambient swells with neo-classical strings and post-rocks is quite the difficult task but Wide Waters stepped up and created the perfect soundscape. The six minute long song takes the listener on an impressive journey. From the cinematic buildup to the dark and gloomy guitar hooks, it’s quite the beauty." - Rural Sounds
"AMONG THE PINES" is a gorgeous and stimulating collection of songs. This is an instrumental album that crosses several genres, by my count. It's a sound that might compare to bands like Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky and maybe even to legendary soundtrack artists, Angelo Badalamenti and Hans Zimmer."
-Paul D Houston, Rock Hand Records
"The title is fitting since the band states in their Bandcamp bio that they are inspired by nature. The EP is made up of six incredible tracks. The layering in each track is phenomenal and the builds are epic. A very emotional EP and so very lovely." - Echoes and Dust