The Scottish dream-wave outfit L-space released the single Space Junk on the 17th.
The song is cleverly named and written as the dreamy synths are interspersed with distorted interference giving Space Junk a grainy perspective, that reflects both of nature of outer-space with the myriad of comets and showers of rock fragments, as well within the earths pull the many abandoned satellites drifting around earth yet, lyrically described, through the seeming clutter there is an unfathomable beauty and spaciousness that lays therein with the winding guitar calmly unravelling itself through the just over four minutes track evolving from an almost unheard addendum to a clear focus of energy.
Currently there is just the one track around Only One Thing, though I am given to believe a second song will surface next week and an LP later in the year.
The dreamy vocal curls around the listener with its captivating echo while electronica adds a multi-dimensional ever changing backdrop allowing the BountyTweex to deliver a roughly six and a half minutes song in Only One Thing that doesn’t seem in the least excessive, in fact could comfortably hold attention for considerably longer.
News of the future material suggests that amongst it will be songs of faster dance pace and I look forward to hearing what else BountyTweex have tucked away in the locker.
The US alternative folk quartet The Lunar Year released the LP Herodias on the 16th.
The Lunar Year
A dozen track LP of intricate weaves of varied instrumentation that allows The Lunar Year to lay a pillow on which the listener lays in relaxed contemplation as the music drifts through the room.
My selection from Herodias being the 7th, Heady Love, which is a piano led composition highlighted by an exquisite vocal, that counterbalances the melancholic chords of the keys, with its spacious intonations.
The English synth-wave duo LiiN released the two track plus two remix EP Andromeda earlier in the month.
The analogue synthetics gives the music an inherent capacity to softly brush the listener which in the EP, LiiN, deploy both as a stand alone instrumental track and as the cloaking for vocal, each resulting in something quite different.
My selection from the release is the original version of title track Andromeda which invites the listener on to the dancefloor in a number that is reminiscent of ’80s club nights.
The US maths-rock quartet Franchise are due to release the EP Ghost Light on the 14th of July.
Angular spires spike themselves across the room as the first track to surface from the EP launches through the speakers. Empty Medicine finds the listener having ears darting across the radar to catch the sharp breaks of sound. A sludgy undertow of bass and percussion is sliced open by a scalpel wielding guitar that chases the listener with its cliff-edges whilst the winding vocal adds to the chaotic moments, resulting in a track by which Franchise, to their credit, make no accommodation for the audience, challenging them to reconsider their own sterile direction of travel.
By the very fact that I am asking you to tarry with the out-put lets you know I think that Franchise create songs that add to the tapestry of the weave of music through the ages, though I equally posit, many will once again think I have lost the plot – give it time with an open mind is all I ask – open the volume setting a little and hit play – trust me.