Rosen – High Tech Low Life – Single Review

The English glitch-hop quintet Rosen revealed their latest track within the past couple of hours.

Rosen

Rosen

Scything through the vicissitude of the late ’10s where to ignore those with whom one is in physical connection to eschew them for the far greater importance of pixelated and binary code of internet connection is deemed as normality and far more ‘interactive’.

Merely by title alone – High Tech Low LifeRosen are able to elucidate their anger, which they are able to transpose to a satirical, rather than vehement, commentary with a pulsing bass flooding through the room as the snarling vocal snaps at the heels whilst the guitar rasps through the ears meanwhile the drum-kit jars the jaw, rounded by the synth which protests that codecs are really the most appropriate.

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High Tech Low Life – Single – Rosen is available on iTunes.*

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PLYMOUTH FURY – Melted – Audio

The French fulminating-rock trio PLYMOUTH FURY released the EP テープ (Tape) on the 13th.

PLYMOUTH FURY

PLYMOUTH FURY

Fuzzy passages press against the inside of the speakers desperate to escape in to the room resulting a soundtrack that minds of a swarm of angry hornets buzzing around and the only thing to do with an angry swarm is to be entranced by the intricacy of the furious bodies and so it is with PLYMOUTH FURY. Prior to approaching the play button ensure everything is a loud as it is able and stand back for the assault.

These are a trio of highly capable musicians, as, whilst they are able to maintain within the four tracks on テープ (available on bandcamp) an intensity of pressure they are equally able to to deliver a mesmerising clarity of construct leaving the audience merely able to gawp in admiration as the inescapable flight of barbs pierce the skin. The penultimate track Melted being my pick of the release.

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45 – Tomorrow – Audio

The English alt-rock trio 45 release the EP The Tick Tock Man tomorrow.

45 - Tomorrow

45

The four track EP (available on bandcamp) is a more nuanced set of songs than music of theirs previously featured.

The lead acoustic on the closing track – Tomorrow – introduces a song that layers rock’n’roll inside a southern-blues framework to which the vocal is ideally suited, which finds the listener stomping alongside and is my pick of the release.

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Uptown Electronics – Crashin’ Slow – Video

The Finnish dark-rock band Uptown Electronics released the two track single Crashin’ Slow on the 15th.

Uptown Electronics - Crashin' Slow - artwork

Uptown Electronics – Crashin’ Slow – artwork

There is a different layering than music previously featured which is evident in both Crashin’ Slow and the B side Release The Pressure where rock guitar architecture builds the scaffolding to the songs as the looming tracks darken the doorway.

These are capable musicians and I look forward to hearing more in the coming years.

Crashin’ Slow – Single – Uptown Electronics is available on iTunes.*

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Blue Nation – Good Times – Video

The English blues-rock trio Blue Nation are set to release the single Good Times on the 8th of December.

Blue Nation - photo Credit - JenniferStone.photography

Blue Nation – photo Credit – JenniferStone.photography

Good Times, a riff laden number, is the first track to surface from a forthcoming LP.

Blue Nation are able to balance heavy rumbles and shimmering highs delivering music in which the listener finds plenty to engage as the trio create, in Good Times, a song which although lasting only three and a quarter minutes is richly textured with varieties of emphasis keeping the audience fully absorbed in the unhurried eloquence.

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