Band Of The Month – May 2017 – Editors’ Choice

Time for the Editors’ Choice for the band of the month for May – regardless – a thanks to all music creators, whether ever featured or not on the site for doing what you do as you make the world a better place.

Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother) - band of the month May 2017

Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother)

With the normal eclectic selection of bands published over the month it is always a decision fraught with – ‘but what about?’ – however a decision needs to be made and from Russia Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother)is the May 2017 selection.

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ゆくえしれずつれづれ (not secured, loose ends) – ニーチェとの戯曲 (Play with Nietzsche) – Video

ゆくえしれずつれづれ (not secured, loose ends) is a Japanese alt-metal outfit.

ゆくえしれずつれづれ (not secured, loose ends)

ゆくえしれずつれづれ (not secured, loose ends)

Regularly playing live across Japan they will be playing playing four gigs in Canada between the 19th and the 24th.

By way of an introduction captured in live performance last month in Japan – ニーチェとの戯曲 (Play with Nietzsche).

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OQJAV – Пацан (Boy) – Video

The Russian ambient-electro-dance trio OQJAV will be playing their final performance on the 21st in Ekaterinburg at The Press House.

OQJAV

OQJAV

As part of their farewell journey a live shot video of Пацан (Boy) recorded in Moscow.

It is always a sadness to discover bands fading in to the distance though as with many their imprint lays long after their footsteps were laid and I thank OQJAV for doing what they did and look forward to remaining in contact with Вадик Королев (Vadik Korolev), Екатерина Павлова (Elizabeth Pavlova) and Даниил Шайхинуров (Daniel Shaikhinurov) in their new directions of travel.

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There’s too much – Cogs – Audio

The Japan based ambient-electronica project There’s too much releases the LP SWM WTH ME on the 23rd.

There's too much - cogs

There’s too much – cogs

From the forthcoming album; Cogs has a demeanour that draws the listener to thoughts of sailing amongst icebergs with the creaking ice towering overhead whilst the various hues of colour are refracted in the sunlight in a song that finds the audience both immersed in the stunning architecture, whilst simultaneously a shiver runs down the spine with the sense of the surrounding menace.

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LOV3 MOT3L – Tizzy (SAMES) – Audio

Split between South Korea, Spain and Australia – LOV3 MOT3L is a glitch-wave trio.

LOV3 MOT3L

LOV3 MOT3L

Perchance it is due to the time-zone combinations and hemispheres in which the three players approach the music, however it comes about, there is a fascinating discombobulation that tips out of the speakers, enmeshing the listener in a delightful puzzle of soft electronics, jangling instrumentation and melted percussion that like an unexpected present delights and confuses by its very presence.

Released recently was the LP – Outside’s Broken (available as a cassette version with a bakers dozen of tracks on it on bandcamp or as a digital version with a dozen tracks also, though separately, on bandcamp) – my selection being the fifth track on both versions – Tizzy (SAMES).

Those of sharper hearing and longer stay may be reminded of the synths of Superborg Boy and you would be right there is a commonality in both iterations.

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