The German instrumental-art-rock trio Hypertonus released the LP Tidal Wave on the 3rd.
Hypertonus – Photo credit – Arne B
The roughly forty two minutes, nine track, album (available on bandcamp) is replete with lengthy compositions, yet none outstay their welcome as Hypertonus fill every nook and cranny with intriguing ideas that carry along the listener in their wake with no extended solo sections, giving the complete release a complexity that the listener can happily go over and re-explore.
There is a maths-rock feel to much of the output which is soothed by a counter-balancing organic flow to the tracks and an LP well worth taking time to discover.
My selection from Tidal Wave is the sixth – H.E.D.E.R.A. .
The Germany based dark-electro-rock band Das Flüff feature fairly regularly.
Their latest track to be revealed – Obey – from a live recording at their Studio – examples precisely why Das Flüff appears on more than the occasional basis with its dark sheer-sided temper that haunts the room long after finishing.
The Germany based ethereal rock quartet Lasă Copilu released the LP Glowcore towards the end of last month.
The quartet all from different countries met in the creative hotspot of Berlin, Germany, in 2014 and joined forces to deliver music which has an hypnotic grace that mesmerises the audience in its ambient glow.
Combinations of electronics, instrumentation and voices melt in to each other to reveal music in which the listener becomes as one with the sounds. Tracks which each have slightly different nuances and are not all sung in the same language, affords the just under fifty minutes of Glowcore (available on bandcamp) a mysterious beauty. Of the running time, the closer, Factory Man accounts for heading on towards twenty six minutes.
Always keen to explore the slightly different – my selection from the album is the second track Lasă which features – even getting short solo-break – a wine-glass.