Costa Music

Once upon a time, there was a band called L’Altra that released several albums of atmospheric, orchestral post-rock (or at least, I think that’s what the kids called it). L’Altra is (apparently) no more, but founding member Joseph Costa has begun recording music under the moniker Costa Music.

Costa Music’s debut, Lighter Subjects, is due out on May 1 here in the States, courtesy of Belgium’s Stilll Recordings (Off the Sky, Holiday For Strings, Fennesz).

You can listen to several tracks from Lighter Subjects on Costa Music’s MySpace page, and they’re full of soft, subtle atmospherics, tasteful blends of organic instrumentation and electronic manipulation, and Costa’s hushed vocals (which bring to mind Patrick Phelan).