Kosmogyr – Quiescent – Single Review

The Czech Republic / China based black-metal duo Kosmogyr released their début single on the 25th.

Kosmogyr

Kosmogyr

Quiescent (available on bandcamp) is a cement liquefying just over six minutes of roaring menace. Opening with quiet harmony the listener is lulled in to a sense of security, until suddenly, like a car suffering from turbo lag a pulverising roar hurtles in to the room careening in a menacing furious pace. As the ears become accustomed, so, the slowly paced guitar melodic structure emerges from the throbbing tumult giving the sense of running at two distinct speeds and marks the track for its ability to deliver the unexpected whilst the distorted vocal provides these two elements in Quiescent their cohesive quality.

News also arrives of an LP due for release later in the year.

Those of longer stay will perhaps recall a Czech Republic and China tie up, based in Shanghai in the form of Death To PoniesIvan Belcic is the common thread.

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Deaf Chonky – Frontline – Video

The Israeli new-wave duo Deaf Chonky are set to release the EP Silence Is Violence imminently.

Deaf Chonky - Frontline

Deaf Chonky

As is fairly typical of this site, as you will know being a regular reader, the interest is in the genuine sound rather the the ironed out processes of the technicalities of mastering and – as raw as it comes – a live version – on its first public outing Frontline – replete with camera shake – misplaced lyric and unintended chord change –

…music as it should be heard…

all the no-nos those ‘more wise’ advise to avoid expressing to the wider world.

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Yasar – Away From Me – Single Review

The Bangladeshi retro-rock project Yasar released the single Away From Me a few days ago.

Yasar

Yasar

Away From Me is just over three minutes of warming rock that coils around the listener like a snugly blanket as the drifting sounds slowly flow through the room.

It would be possible to spend considerable time referencing ‘reminds me of’ – however so to do would be to do injustice to the composition which holds attention for its own ability. My only sadness is that there is only one song that I have been able to hear as once you invest in the luxurious ride you will want to hear far more. I look forward to discovering a full double LP in short order in which to submerge for an hour or three.

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BountyTweex – Only One Thing – Single Review

BountyTweex is a new Russian dreamwave duo.

BountyTweex

BountyTweex

Currently there is just the one track around Only One Thing, though I am given to believe a second song will surface next week and an LP later in the year.

The dreamy vocal curls around the listener with its captivating echo while electronica adds a multi-dimensional ever changing backdrop allowing the BountyTweex to deliver a roughly six and a half minutes song in Only One Thing that doesn’t seem in the least excessive, in fact could comfortably hold attention for considerably longer.

News of the future material suggests that amongst it will be songs of faster dance pace and I look forward to hearing what else BountyTweex have tucked away in the locker.

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Socially Altered – Limbo – Single Review

The Indian introspective-electronica project Socially Altered was introduced last year.

Socially Altered - Limbo

Socially Altered

The newest track Limbo, due for release on the 21st of July on bandcamp, is a reflection of disturbed sleep patterns and on understanding the concept the discordant careening of electronics, instrumentation and vocal that surface in to the room, makes perfect sense, in what is an expressionist composition, though unlikely to hold the attention of those who like their music neatly aligned with a clear direction of travel.

The various elements slip in and out of alignment, clash with each other on timing and key as Limbo aurally depicts the nature of broken slumber.

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