Make Like A Tree – Happy B Song – Video

Make Like A Tree is the indie-folk vehicle for Sergey Onischenko, originally from Ukraine to release his thoughts musically.

Make Like A Tree - Animal - artwork

Make Like A Tree – Animal – artwork

The LP Animal, set for release on the 3rd of December, is based on Sergeys experiences travelling through various countries over the past two and a half years, with each of the eight tracks recorded in a different country, often with collaboration of locally based musicians.

Happy B Song, the first track on Animal explores connections with nature and features the French musician Fred Roudet on Trumpet accompanying Make Like  A Tree in a five and a half minute journey of introspection.

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Animal is available on bandcamp through Monkey Records.

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Birthmark – Find Yourself – Video

For only the second time in the thousands of bands reviewed going back to the last decade Birthmark is one of those very rare occasions of a music project with the same name as one already featured.

Birthmark - How You Look WHen You're Falling Down - artwork

Birthmark – How You Look WHen You’re Falling Down – artwork

Nate Kinsella, from the USA is an alt-electro-rock solo performer who releases his material under the moniker – Birthmark and not to be confused with the Greek electro-rock quartet of the same name.

Find Yourself the opening track of the eight on the LP How You Look When You’re Falling Down, which was released on the 16th, is an approaching five and a half-minutes journey, which will have you smiling all the way through as light touches are added to tumbling percussion, with drips of various music styles.

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How You Look When You’re Falling Down – Birthmark is available on iTunes.*

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The Pretty Littles – Back Paddock Blues – Video

The Australian alt-rock band The Pretty Littles demonstrate a breadth of music styles in the LP Gospel which came out earlier in the year.

The Pretty Littles - Gospel - artwork

The Pretty Littles – Gospel – artwork

From the eight track album, the penultimate, Back Paddock Blues discovers The Pretty Littles in a malevolent grizzly blues number.

Gospel – The Pretty Littles is available on iTunes.*

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Diamondstein – Nat Sherman Arpeggiator – Video

The US doom-electronica creator Diamondstein is putting final touches to the EP, The Ridges, due for imminent release.

Diamondstein - Nat Sherman Arpeggiator - artwork

Diamondstein – Nat Sherman Arpeggiator – artwork

Nat Sherman Arpeggiator, which itself has been released as a two track plus one remix single (available on bandcamp) is taken from The Ridges.

A sense of prevailing gloom descends into the room as the dark cloak of Nat Sherman Arpeggiator emerges from the speakers. As though an accompanying commentary of a place of tumult and breakdown from which the track seeks to make order of the dystopian view surveyed. The listener finds themselves becoming wrapped up in the unfolding and slowly building clouds of sound, which capture the imagination. Gradually the track becomes more aggressive, with the final section of the track exposing a jagged buzz.

Nat Sherman Arpeggiator is a slightly psychedelic tinged piece which stands as a lone offering, though will have the listener looking for the context within The Ridge as one gets the sense, this is only part of the story.

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Michael Padilla – Crossing East – Audio

Michael Padilla an ambient electronics creator from the USA releases the EP Atmospheres (Ambient Works Volume 1) in January 2016 through Fruits de Mer Records on limited edition coloured vinyl and CD.

Michael Padilla - Atmospheres (Ambient Works Volume 1) - LP

Michael Padilla – Atmospheres (Ambient Works Volume 1) – LP

Those of longer stay will recall Michael Padilla from the psychedelic rock band Soft Bombs reviewed in December 2013 and it is always of interest to hear other projects, particularly when very different, that musicians featured pursue.

Crossing East is the second of the four tracks on the forty minute Atmospheres (Ambient Works Volume 1).

Atmospheres (Ambient Works Volume 1) is available directly from Fruits de Mer Records.

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