Form & Fate are an instrumental post rock band from San Francisco,California. To quote the band "the name Form & Fate was derived from the process through which a lake is born. As the definition would imply, the music is something of a tribute to the turbulent ways in which new landscapes are formed,sometimes through dramatic and violent upheaval, sometimes through the simple, slow passing of time". They released their debut album "The Form and Fate of Lakes" on Three Ring Records and in 2008 followed up their debut with a 5-song EP titled "Recirc".
Form & Fate's brand of post rock is epic, bleak, melodic and complex. Their music is a slow burn, starting out with restraint and then smacking you in the face with a wall of fuzzed out distortion. With three guitarists in the group they are able to build multiple melodic layers and they incorporate a variety of different instruments in their music like violin, cello and trombone.
Form & Fate have drawn comparisons to Explosions In The Sky and Mogwai.