Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother) is a Russian alt-rock tredecim ensemble.
Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother)
Able to spring across many stages, Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки, never seek to make their music of abstraction, rather like a finely tuned orchestration in which each member forms an integral though not overplayed section of the resultant output, leaving the listener sweating profusely though cheering for more. As attested in a recent live performance of Точка (Point) from the LP Кики (Kiki).
Paris death Hilton is an experimental-electro-rock duo from Japan.
Paris death Hilton
Probably not music to play if you are suffering from a hangover, however, Paris death Hilton are a duo you should find time to fit in to the day somewhere.
I will come back to the band with a fuller article in due course. For now, by way of an introduction, a live version of the angular-glitch of 192 tentacles from the EP Victoria’s Shithole, which is available on bandcamp.
The Indian maths-rock quartet The Jeepers will be releasing the LP Within Conversations imminently.
The Jeepers – Within Conversations – artwork
When last featured, in 2015, the quartet were known as Jeepers Creepers, although there has been a change in band name, the core of the music remains as angular as always, with the sharp elbows of guitar and electronics firing across the room. Though there has been a marked slow-down in pace, in Light Up My Sky, giving the material a more leisured flexibility.
The Japanese synth-soul creator 紺 紗実 (Kon Sami) released the LP blossom earlier in the month, though thus far, only in Japan.
紺 紗実 (Kon Sami) – blossom – artwork
The title track and first of the nine songs – blossom – provides a good indication of the album. Opening with piano which is subsequently accompanied by synths and instrumentation delivering music a calmly drifting measure. The title track, as it evolves is stippled with influences from Southern US blues as slide guitar joins in the just over four minutes number.
The Indonesian shoegaze outfit Sugarstar, released the single Delirious on the 6th.
Always maintaining an air of anonymity, despite their global audience and never getting round to releasing an album though a plethora of songs appear in odd corners of the internet, with rumours of a computer crash wiping all the masters. Sugarstar were last officially heard of back in the early ’00s with the founder, Joseph Saryuf, surfacing with his now wife Anindita Saryuf in the guise of Santamonica, who themselves last revealed news in 2015.
A couple of days ago a new track, featuring Anindita entitled Delirous surfaced which is a delicious blend of distortion and glitch.
Nothing has officially been announced, although Anindita features in the track though wasn’t part of the original line-up and yesterday Sinjintos Records, which is the brainchild of Joseph commented – ‘After 12 years of hiatus, shoegaze band from Jakarta, Sugarstar, finally releases an official new single ‘Delirious’ featuring Anindita Saryuf‘. Whether this signifies Sugarstar are back or not remains open to conjecture.
Either way – the first song for a dozen years by Sugarstar with an official release – Delirious.