Expanse Sessions

by In The Branches

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musicformessier & Black Hill
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musicformessier & Black Hill This album is the definition of guitar ambient. Breathtaking, unforgettable. Favorite track: Galaxyrise.
Asterios (Astro)
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Asterios (Astro) Superb space ambient guitar music!!
Daniel "Purple" Hayes
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Daniel "Purple" Hayes Easily one of my favorite albums EVER. I put this on many times when I go to bed. It relaxes me to sleep like none other.
Richard Gürtler
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Richard Gürtler Keep an ear and eye on this enormously crafted guitarist, because I have no doubt that big things await him and I am pretty sure Shane Cotee is heading to the same pedestal as Jeff Pearce. Shane Cotee aka In The Branches is one of the biggest revelations of 2015 and 53-minute "Expanse Sessions" album is one of its pinnacles!!! Shane, I take my hat off to you for taking me with "Expanse Sessions" into your abundantly soulful oasis!!!
Roy Mattson
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Roy Mattson Extraordinary and Exquisite…This is perhaps one of the strongest debut albums I have heard in a long time. The music is simply stunning from the first notes. This is ambient guitar/ambient music at its finest. This artist plays with skill, emotion, and nuance unrivaled in the realm of ambient guitar.
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madheiress An ideal soundtrack for A Hidden Place. www.madheiress.com#!a-hidden-place/c14cg Thank you! Favorite track: Floating.


"Expanse Sessions" is the debut album from In The Branches, the ambient guitar project of Shane Cotee (see also: The Adaptive). Seven songs of nostalgic themes, entrancing melodies, and otherworldly atmospheres. All sounds are made from live guitar improvisations (with some help from an arsenal of effects pedals).

Keep up with In The Branches on Facebook at facebook.com/inthebranches


released August 6, 2015

Shane Cotee - guitars, production, mixing, mastering
Steven Taylor - additional mastering
Nevan Doyle - cover artwork



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