Gyasi – Sugar Mama – Audio

On the 2nd of February 2018 the US retro-rock project Gyasi will be releasing the LP Peacock Fantasies.

Gyasi

Gyasi

The first song to surface from the album has also been released as a stand alone single, which is the last of the six tracks on the LP – Sugar Mama – that spears directly out of the golden age of UK rock’n’roll with its glittering bravado and unfettered self-confidence underpinned by technical competence – as the listener is minded of Marc Bolan.

Other than head to the make-up bag to paint the face my only other advice being ensure the air microphone is to hand to accompany the music and turn up the volume – then hit play.

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Mobilities – Built From The Ground – Single Review

The US rock quartet Mobilities released the single Built From The Ground on the 15th.

Mobilities

Mobilities

Allow me to assist, when you hit play, no need to do as I did – check for a fault with the foundations of the building or contemplate – perhaps an earthquake? – as the speakers teeter and topple.




It really is the superb crunching drum roll, courtesy of Derick Thomas who can be found working with as little as the sparsity of a couple of toms, one hanging the other floor, a snare, a bass-drum and a ride and a hi-hat, that is causing all the damage – and that is even before everything in the band gets in to full flow.

A well balanced bass adds the to the sense of the room falling down around the ears, whilst meticulous guitar is able to give Built From The Ground (available on bandcamp) an unexpected spaciousness to the liquefying mass while vocal adds yet another dimension as it appears to surface at a completely different pace giving the single an all engrossing multitudinous layered texturing that will have the listener reaching for the replay button immediately.

Word also arrives that an LP – Time Hasn’t Swallowed Us Yet – is due for release on the 23rd of February 2018 – I find myself already wishing away January.

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JSP – King Of My Throne – Audio

JSP is an English alt-rock quartet.

JSP

JSP

Formed at the tail end of last year, with their first gig in April this, they released their début EP – Faraway – this month.




Although not having played as a unit for long JSP is made up of a group of experienced musicians, which is self-evident in the four songs on the EP as, there is a confidence and ability that attests of a band who know what they are about whilst being equipped with the songwriting skills and musical prowess to be able to deliver their vision.

The audience is immediately struck by the influences of both ’70s heavy-rock and Factory Records releases of the ’80s with the music flowing through the room as though carried on drifting smoke whilst JSP build layers of interweaving texturing to the unhurried compositions in to which the listener finds their pulse slows to match the pacing.

The last of the four tracks is King Of My Throne.

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Absent Minded Professors – Flushed – Audio

The US alt-rock quartet Absent Minded Professors released the EP Flushed on the 15th.

Absent Minded Professors - Flushed

Absent Minded Professors

The new release (available on bandcamp) finds Absent Minded Professors in a different frame of mind than music of theirs featured previously with a searing heat burning out of the speakers as the high-impact rock fires through the room. That isn’t to say the layering of earlier material has disappeared as in addition to delivering punch they are also able to vary the dynamics within tracks to create a sound which has a slightly psychedelic flow.

The title track and first of the five on the EP – Flushed – serves as a good introduction to the ensuing texturing within the complete release.

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La ciudad bajo la niebla – Detener el tiempo – Audio

The Argentinian alt-rock band La ciudad bajo la niebla first featured in 2012.

La ciudad bajo la niebla - Detener el tiempo

La ciudad bajo la niebla

Their latest EP – En el Tiempo de los Ciegos B – finds them in a more trippy-folksy mood than material of their featured previously.

The second of the four songs Detener el tiempo providing a good reference point for the rest of the release.

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