Band Of The Month – August 2017 – Editors’ Choice

With thanks once again to every musician around the globe for doing what you do – regardless of whether ever featured or not – it is you who makes the world a better place by your very existence…

Saint Sapphire - Band Of The Month - August 2017

Saint Sapphire

…the Editors’ Choice for Band Of The Month for August comes from Northern Ireland – Saint Sapphire.

Saint Sapphire EP – Saint Sapphire is available on iTunes.*

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Cosmic Roots Collective – To The Top Rhino! – Audio

Cosmic Roots Collective is an echo-rock trio from the USA.

Cosmic Roots Collective

Cosmic Roots Collective

Complex architectures of sound build themselves through the room as the trio layer multifarious dimensions in to their music, which then echoes within itself, thereby delivering music that on each play-through finds the listener faced with a different aspect and pondering whether there really are only three players.

Best not approached when in a hurry as this is music that needs both time and concentration – though in my view worth investing in – to get to grips with the progressive roving songs.

From their most recent LP Virtues, which is available on bandcamp, the antepenultimate of the eight tracks – To The Top Rhino!.

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The Rotations – Extracting Gold From Fleas – Audio

The Scottish experimental-rock quintet The Rotations put out a couple of tracks last week.

The Rotations

The Rotations

Extracting Gold From Fleas has a primordial beat that takes the listener on to a chanting fireside dance with the music seeping its way deep in to the marrow of the bones as it laments of a world turned sour by selfish greed.

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Jathon Delsy – The Will – Video

The English electro-rock creator Jathon Delsey is someone I could feature pretty well every week such is the frequency of output – though as regular readers know musicians are never featured more than once every couple of months – other than in the New Year Ninety and the two Bands of the Month, one by the Editor the other selected by the readers (no you can’t vote) that and the New Year Ninety are calculated through an algorithm of six different logarithms.

Jathon Delsy - The Will

Jathon Delsy

The newest track to surface is of far darker countenance than much of his material, as well as lasting far longer than his more normal of between three and four minutes with The Will running to in excess of seven minutes.

A musician it is always a delight to come back to showcase.

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Lectures – Peaches – Single Review

Lectures is an English electro-rock quartet.

Lectures - photo credit - Max Jowitt

Lectures – photo credit – Max Jowitt

Their latest single to appear Peaches is a combination of darting angular guitars and a thick pile of electronica downy feathers giving the song a fascinating dichotomy of ideas which they deliver with aplomb as the two faces of the track seamlessly flow between each other with the sympathetic and wide ranging vocal able to conjoin the elements – in a composition which has a melancholic undercurrent that melts away stresses of the day – perhaps adequately described as a playful pillow fight.

Establishing a live performance circuit in much of the South East of England it should not take long for their presence to be felt more widely.

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