I have noticed over the past few years that the most evocative in dark-electro seems to surface in Canada and Borg Queen continues that thread of discovery.
Despite exchanging emails since January, I have successfully been late to every response – so it is with an apology to everyone that finally – I am getting round to a performer I do enjoy and trust you will do too.
Drawing deep analogy between BDSM and the realities of everyday life for the 99%. Revealing music of whips and chains which like a dungeon mistress prowl around the room in disappointed menace of clicking stiletto-heels.
From the ten track Sex, Drugs & Shiny Brass Poles LP – the penultimate – We’re All Whores.
Earlier this month they released their eponymous five track EP (available on bandcamp).
Combining keys and guitar Garage Sales are able to travel a surprising wide soundscape from whimsical to melancholic and the alternation of the two voices adds to this breadth of output, resulting in an EP in which the audience finds much to hold attention.
An almost complete change of line up with only the guitarist and founder, Filippa Nässil, remaining – their latest single We Fight For Rock N Roll (available on bandcamp) is currently being supported by an extended pan-European Tour.
Istanbul Hippodrome is an English electronica duet.
Within the past hour their latest track No Way Home surfaced. Freshly out of the blocks the duo combine synths, guitar and far distant drum-kit to deliver music of contortions and interwoven lacing that finds the mind circumnavigating the loops in an involuntary hypnosis akin to water drawing from the bottom of unplugged bath, circling in ever tighter spirals as it drains.
Again – you are as new to these two – as Istanbul Hippodrome are to you – and this is once again a band where there is no social media page or website to which I can direct your attention.
The Canadian electro-harmonics Gilbert Cormier creator revealed Trial & Error within the past twenty hours.
Like an earworm – having played the one hundred and thirty four seconds of Trial & Error it will inveigle in to the brain long after it should by rights have disappeared. Akin to the ’70s 8-bit analogue arcade game Space Invaders – the flashing green pixels fixate the mind and focus. Those not of such long teeth may need to do some research on 1978 and Space Invaders – though before you do – do take a listen and the whole analogy will make more sense.
Very much performing in the underground – I am unable to offer you a website or meaningful social media page for Gilbert Cormier.