The first of the six tracks on the album (available on bandcamp) – Hanging Out With Imogen – can’t help but bring some lightness to the day as the retro combinations of synth and guitar generate a warming ambience to the room.
The US gaze-rock project Panophonic revealed the track Endlessly recently.
Panophonic – Photo by Mandy McGee
The intricately blurred, echoing reverb creates a luxurious carpet of sound which steals through the room and in to the listeners bloodstream as the melancholic lyric provides a more unsettled countenance to the just under three and two thirds minutes track.
The English mellow-rock quartet Captain Wilberforce will be releasing the LP Black Sky Thinking on the 27th.
A dozen track, approximately forty four minutes, album that settles in to the room akin to settling in to a favourite armchair. Whilst unobtrusive, the LP has an unerring ability to make the listener feel better for its company.
Riven with melodies and ballads Captain Wilberforce in Black Sky Thinking are not seeking to start a revolution or make grandiose life statements, yet, there are plenty of moments in life when all that is wanted from music is something to make everything seem a little warmer and more comfortable; at this the quartet are adept.
Not exactly biting at the leash to get new material to the audience, with this being the follow up to the 2011 LP Ghost Written Confessions, there is little doubt that upon the arrival of the album the world will be a better place for its adornment.
My selection from LP is the penultimate track, coincidentally the shortest too and of quickest tempo – Stickleback Toffee.