This is not music to approach when pressed for time as typically individual pieces last in excess of quarter of an hour and the live performance of Nuits Dark Ritual VII is no exception with a run time of just over twenty two minutes.
The eerie chanting vocal is surrounded by clicking percussion on bones, stones and leather and a low humming electronica which fills the room in an ever more oppressive brooding presence with the second half of the track wrapped in an industrial reference and an overpowering feeling of panic prior to the composition decaying in to a distorted self-destruction.
The French alt-rock quartet Vital Breath release the LP Angels Of Light on the 15th of September.
Vital Breath – Photo by K’s photography
From the forthcoming album The Trust blends their influences of metal and progressive rock in to a weaving ride in which the listener is left to allow their mind to run free with flowing guitars balanced by the persistence of the taut drum-kit.
The French balmy-wave project You Are Number Six releases the three track single Androgynes on the 17th.
You Are Number Six – Androgynes – artwork
Having first featured the music created by Théo Lefebvre back in 2014 with regular appearances in the intervening period Miami marks a step change as instrumentation takes a more prominent place in what is the last track on the single – which is available on bandcamp.
Minding of the breaking dawn of an impromptu beach party as soft surf bubbles across the shoreline; The listener finds themselves slowly swaying in the sand blending with the hypnotic melodies in, strangely, wistful mood whilst gazing out to sea.
The slightly retrospective sounds of psychedelia melt inside lofi production as the vocal which seeps through voile drifts through the room resulting in an achingly attractive sound that captures the listeners attention with its fragile wisps of lace.
With a plenitude of thoughts to convert to acoustics H1987 regularly puts out single tracks and complete collections. The most recent of which, at least at the time I write this article on the 21st, being the track CODY that surfaced on the 20th.
Alongside all the other works this only makes sense with a multilayered full speaker system else lost completely to the audience. Akin to a bat skimming around by echolocation it is the radar of closing displacement that affords the music its impressive stance as the seeming collision course of refracted soundwaves glides unerringly between one another like graphite sheering effortlessly from a 9B pencil.