The US lofi project of douglas alan font released the single pastel on the 14th.
douglas alan font
In pastel (available on bandcamp) on hitting play the room is shrouded in a dark introspective tale of internal turmoil which sends shivers up and down the spine as the eviscerating duality of vocals meanders through the ears as though trapped inside leaden boots sinking in to a pool of cement – with the listener being taken through flashes of life reflection spiralling towards ever more morose thought process, whilst in contrast the backdrop of music becomes more positive of mood, prior to finally depleting in to surfacing bubbles of final breath captured by spluttering keyboard resting to a silence that lingers in the mind.
The Wales based rockers Estrons released the single Glasgow Kisses on the 10th.
Estrons – Photo by Steve Glashier
With the bitter-sweet scent of curdled milk dividing between curds and whey turning to cottage cheese in Glasgow Kiss – Estrons deliver a feisty track that bursts through the speakers in clumping slugs of coagulate that gives the song a stop start impression in which the listener becomes immersed as the punching pulses surge in and out of the ears.
It is always a pleasure to return to the quartet who are always best heard with plenty of space in which to thrash as the music flies through the room in moody temper.
The Australian indie-rock outfit Lime Cordiale are finalising details for an LP due for release later in the year.
Lime Cordiale – Temper Temper
Today does seem to be one of catching up with bands not featured for a few years and it was back in 2015 that Lime Cordiale last featured.
The first track to surface from the album – Temper Temper – is a song that bounces across the room in changing refraction akin to a snooker ball playing off a worn cushion and it is the changes of direction and tempo that holds attention.
The German indie quintet CNGRTS release the EP A Fall from Grace on the 1st of September.
Counterintuitively given the song title Sedative, the first track to surface from the forthcoming release, is a more zingy soundtrack than music of theirs previously featured with sparkling guitar laid against sprightly tempo although the vocal maintains their signature drifting melancholia.
The US lofi quartet low horizon were introduced earlier in the year.
low horizon – photo credit – drones
In their latest three track single Scarier Than Bears (available on bandcamp) low horizon approach their song writing with the to be anticipated zany and humorous subject matter while delivering an appropriately trippy soundtrack that takes the listener on a blurry magic carpet ride.