Another month draws to a close and time to select the Editor’s Choice for band of the month from the many great introductions that have been sent this way. Thank you musicians for doing what you do and please keep on doing it.
From Italy, the electro-dub trio Liquid Rainbow are the Editor’s Choice for Band Of The Month for October.
The English Indie-synth quartet Shiners released the two track single Pressure on the 16th.
With an emphasis on strings, the synth is used by Shiners to add flourishing touches, keeping Pressure compacted, which is, further emphasised by a percussion that maintains a steady momentum.
Of particular delight is the high-pitch, almost reedy notes of the guitar, that intersperse Pressure with a captivating melodiousness with which the vocal perfectly blends, providing the icing on the cake of the track.
Most certainly Pressure is a song to add to the collection and Shiners a band to keep an ear out for in the future.
Godfrey-Turner Overdrive – also abbreviated to G.T.O. is an alt-rock quintet from Australia.
Due for official release on the 13th of November is the single Awake.
Some-what progressive / contemporary in nature, whilst the listener senses they probably need to straighten the clothes they do not feel the need to wear full evening dress to enjoy Awake as Godfrey-Turner Overdrive add a scuff to a style of rock that makes you feel older and wiser for having it in your collection.
The quintet layer the sounds with an extra topping of creamy guitar which gives the track its sophistication and underneath you will hear the more elemental rock on which the number is built that, for me, makes Awake a three minute journey worth taking more than once.
Godfrey-Turner Overdrive are a group of capable musicians who are able to balance the need for a connection with their audience, whilst not being afraid to ask them, in turn, to raise their game to meet the music.
The US based experimental-electronica creator Ricardo Donoso was introduced earlier this year.
Ricardo Donoso – Machine To Machine – Vinyl
A busy 2015 has seen Ricardo Donoso release two LPs along with a European Tour.
From the second album release of the year, Machine To Machine, Pinnacle, the fifth of the ten tracks, is also by far the shortest running at just under two and a half minutes.
Unlike The LP Saravá Exu, which was a discourse in colliding harmonies, Machine To Machine is more sympathetic to melodic structure. Pinnacle blends the various elements to form a seamless melange of sound.
Billion And One is a track in which Unohu extend their repertoire with a more angular indie sound than the material previously featured, with an almost maths-rock flavour, which they temper with lighter touches of ‘indie’ along with their signature heavy-rock riffs that intersperse the chapters.