The Belarusian new-wave quartet Kreepy Krush released the EP Wasted on the 13th.
An intriguing duality of furious temper and laid-back guitar flows around the room as Kreepy Krush deliver a release that the listener finds themselves unaware that they are subconsciously joining in with the infectious songs.
My selection from the four track EP is the closer – Not Too Late.
On the 24th of July the English synth-wave duo From Apes To Angels will be releasing their début EP New Skin.
From Apes To Angels – New Skin – artwork
A four track release that is best heard under strobed lighting as the duo deliver a soundtrack that has a slightly retro-feel to it in which the listener can immerse themselves and wash away the mundanities of every day life to the layered texturing and dreamy vocal.
The second song Gift Tag is the sprightliest of the four whilst simultaneously the most steeped in the roots of the Blitz Club.
With only one track around – Dog Ate My Heart – one is minded of the best of lyrical parody from the era of new-wave akin to Ian Dury and Television, not aurally, quite evidently, rather the absurdity of a situation written with humour, whilst equally described with political acerbity, leaving the listener eager to hear more.
This is a lyricist who has much to add to the weave of the world, I merely ponder whether there is sufficient to gnaw upon with a down trodden cat.
As regular readers know I sit with a small dog, so perhaps it is just me being defensive here as if a cat surfaces in the garden Gnotti barks and runs away to cower under nearest cover as quickly as possible, normally beside me pondering the noises emitting from the speakers as I write articles.
I would anticipate a differential of vicissitude in due course to allow for the continuation of a project which in one song alone has much to add to the weave of the reality of the world around by a musician I look forward to featuring more than once.
Thank you, in one song alone, for doing what you do and making the world a better place its existence.
Uptown Electronics is a dark-electronica project from Finland.
Generally working as a duo they do from time to time add additional players as appropriate in Post-War Love Song – Mia K is the additional vocalist.
The gloomy recesses of the room appear as sunlit fields, on hitting play, as the oppressive roll of Post-War Love Song, the title track and opener of the three on the single that came out earlier this month, rumbles through the speakers wrapped in velvety layering in which the audience finds themselves hypnotically drawn.
An email that has been sitting in my inbox since last month, sadly, so I am a tad late to this and my apologies.
The English deep-soul creator Tom Walker released the single Heartland on the 13th.
Tom Walker – Heartland – artwork
Heartland opens with a bowed string which burrows its way deep in to the arterial system prior to expanding to a reggae-dipped funk tempo with a hip-hop vocal spiralling across the room, all harnessed in to a cohesive organic entity in which the listener becomes invested.
Whilst the combinations on the surface appear incompatible, akin to tipping out the constituent parts of a combustion engine in a pile on the floor, Tom Walker is able to deliver a track that is as silky smooth as a V12 engine pootling around town.