The English alt-folk creator Bruno Major revealed the latest track – Just The Same – within the past couple of hours.
The material that Bruno writes has a sense of honesty that is palpable through the speakers which gives it the strong emotional tie to the audience. The earthy connectivity between performer and audience is reflected by the rapidity songs are launched to the wider world as, in the case of Just The Same, which was only written earlier this month and hasn’t sat in a folder to be revised, reworked and revisited for a year or two prior to seeing the light of day and for that I give Bruno Major credit.
The roughly three and a half minutes track has an almost gospel feel in its underlying spirituality, which the fact that I felt this was something you should hear as soon as possible, causes me great surprise, as I am not exactly a ‘spiritual folk’ – however – that is the power of music, as from unlikely sources come tracks that need to be on the playlist.
The Spain based French and Argentinian alt-folk duo Le Garçon Rêvé released the LP Eat Your Make Up earlier in the month.
Le Garçon Rêvé
A roughly thirty seven minutes, nine track album, which quietly and confidently steps from the speakers as Le Garçon Rêvé deliver a soundtrack steeped in adroitly handled acoustic guitar.
My selection from Eat Your Make Up (available on bandcamp) is the fifth number, Pensées Étranglées, which features a viola allowing the duo to add considerable texture to the piece whilst equally containing the most prepossessing vocal performance on the release.
The newest track to surface Glambience is of very different mood to previous material that has appeared, perhaps appropriately so given the project name, with an approaching five minutes of soothing ambience revolving through the room.