This is some serious shit right here.
Kuato is an underground post-rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia (where I temporarily reside), they have released two phenomenal EPs in the past couple years building towards what is sure to be a glorious full length release. Their latest release is called Winter EP, and indeed it is aptly named. The atmosphere created by this record evokes the bleak and dissonance of winter in Canada, but at the same time is the furthest thing from scattered or barren, actually the opposite. Kuato build tension masterfully and when they do release it, the sound lacks nothing. These guys know exactly what they're doing and they do it well.
The band sits atop the contemporary post-rock throne of Atlantic Canada, which is no easy thing. Merely existing in the shadow of famed post-punkers North of America necessitates some seriously original song crafting. The band is about to have a short but busy series of shows in Halifax in the next few days so if you can see them around, do.
Winter EP is available for pay-what-you-want on bandcamp.