Isis and Red Sparowes Offshoot Windmills by the Ocean Plot Second Album

Isis and Red Sparowes Offshoot Windmills by the Ocean Plot Second Album
In 2006, the Robotic Empire imprint released the self-titled debut by the crushing, mostly instrumental drone group Windmills by the Ocean. The group, who recorded the album in 2003, included alumni of 27, Anodyne and, most notably, Isis/Red Sparowes member Bryant Clifford Meyer. Now, the label has announced that it will be following up the album with a sophomore release.


 Fittingly titled II, the second release from Windmills by the Ocean will feature vocals more prominently. As a press release explains, the album is "awash in waves of droney guitars, lush melodies and vocals" as "the band reaches far beyond the limits of post-rock with five varied tracks that are at times haunting, captivating, oppressive and triumphant."

Robotic Empire will release II on February 1. The album is available for pre-order now here. The label will also reissue Isis's seminal album Oceanic on vinyl on the same day. That Isis release can be pre-ordered here.