Egonaut – Offerings – Video

On the 3rd of November the Swedish doom-metal quintet Egonaut release the LP The Omega.

Egonaut - The Omega - artwork

Egonaut – The Omega – artwork

A slightly less oppressive mood permeates the room than in other material of theirs featured from the album – though that does need to be taken in context as Offerings will, too, cast a dark cloud.

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Bolinas – Angostura – Single Review

The US dreamwave band Bolinas released the single Angostura earlier in the month.

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Bolinas

Without any of the bitterness of taste of the name of the botanicals – in Angostura (available on bandcamp) Bolinas take the listener on a silky smooth flow of synths, instrumentation and voice.

The listener is minded of the sumptuousness of a rich chocolate and cherry sponge overlaid with a thick double cream as the just over four and three quarters minutes song revolves through the ears gently massaging away knots in the neck muscles leaving the audience sweeping gently with the breeze of the folding electronica which settles in the room.

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Chris Ho – Places You’ve Been – Audio

The Canadian folk creator Chris Ho released the LP Places You’ve Been on the 3rd.

Chris Ho - photo credit Lucas James

Chris Ho – photo credit Lucas James

An album (available on bandcamp) which has a dreamy spire of slide guitar that like a well ripened Epoisses curtains the room in a richness that takes over the senses in to which the listener just wants to be enwrapped though that isn’t the highlight… that is the mesmerising vocal… making the title track and middle of the eight which spotlights the singing, my pick of the release.

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Johnny Kills – End Game – Single Review

Unlike the previous article on the English garage-rock trio Johnny Kills which was a tad late… within the past three hours End Game surfaced.

Johnny Kills - End Game

Johnny Kills – End Game

Scything across the room like a number two razor-cut End Game slices all in its way as it burrs through the room in flurry of activity. The sounds compress and expand between busy scissoring and tempered trimming as smartly sheared percussion interacts with hyperventilating guitar as the fused bass maintains a steady current through which the strangulated vocal shimmers in and out of sight.

Suitably aligned at just under three minutes in duration it is not in any way possible that I wouldn’t recommend you taking a moment out of your day to take a listen.

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One Cure For Man – Washed Away – Audio

The English classic-rock project of James Parkinson – One Cure For Man – released the LP Colours In The Fire on the 4th.

One Cure For Man - Photo by Kevin Hylands

One Cure For Man – Photo by Kevin Hylands

A not inappropriately named album, Colours In The Fire (available on bandcamp), introduces additional instrumentation and players as required to deliver a just under three quarters of an hour, eleven track, LP imbued with a range of texturing that flows elegantly through the room captivating the listeners attention.

James is a musician unafraid to work alongside others to maximise the sounds and for those who have caught One Cure For Man live may well have assumed this was four piece band as Howard Page (Bass), Ben Parkinson (Drums) and John Baulcombe (Guitar and Keyboards) additionally appear on stage.

The penultimate track is Washed Away.

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