Spaces was an American instrumental post-rock band based in Brooklyn, NY. They are typically known for their exploration of various genres, often following celestial themes, and have released two full-length albums to date.
Florida natives and longtime friends, guitarist Duke Ahrens and drummer Franco Colon began writing and recording together in 2008. These collaborations would serve as the beginning of their first album, Voyage. For their debut, Spaces wrote and recorded a new song every month, with each one linking to the next by similar sounds and sonic qualities. Local artist and friend, James Sanford, then provided unique artwork for each song, and occasional guest musicians were brought in for additional support. The album was released over an 8 month period, and ended with a total track-listing of 10 songs, spanning over an hour of music.
Spaces returned two years later with their sophomore album, titled Nothing Exists but Atoms and the Void. For the recording of their second album, Ahrens and Colon built a recording studio on a decommissioned ferryboat, and once again enlisted the help of local musicians to perform additional instrumentation. Unlike Voyage, Spaces opted to release the album all at once instead of their previous song-a-month approach. The release of this album was preceded by a promotional teaser video, which featured Ahrens and Colon performing with supporting musicians, as well as footage of the scenery surrounding their boat studio.
In the months following the release of NEBAATV, guitarist Nathan Lyons, bassist Ian Dudley, multi-instrumentalist Jason Choi, and synth player Jake Beal were added to the band's roster as they prepared to play live for the first time.
Sadly, Spaces called it quits in January 2013. We wish them well in their future endeavors and thank them for bringing Nothing Exists but Atoms and the Void to Walk-In Records.
NOTHING EXISTS BUT ATOMS AND THE VOID is now OUT OF PRINT ON LP. Thanks to all who bought the record. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Check out some recent reviews of the album
- "...a balanced, versatile and all around thoroughly enjoyable album that contains snippets of musical beauty in nearly every song."
- "I got a lot of satisfaction from Spaces’ “Nothing Exists but Atoms and the Void”..."