Much like a pick’n’mix selection of sweets Sloth draw their influences widely which are dropped in to a blender with the output containing retro-sounds which appear vaguely familiar, though are in reality a bespoke concoction of psychedelic-delights that leave the listener grinning, inanely, from ear to ear.
They recently released the LP 2-D (available on bandcamp) – an approximately thirty seven minutes, eight track, reveal which is best approached when there is no need to be in charge of machinery for the ensuing twenty-four hours.
By way of an introduction to a band I look forward to hearing more from in due course – Treat Summer Like Wine.
Their latest single, Wiracje, was released on the 18th. Call The Sun are able to invest in their output a shadowy presence, which raises the bar from, what is at its core, indie-dance to compositions of multi-layering giving their music, with its combinations of electronics and instrumentation, a sound in which the listener can find plenty to investigate and discover emotional pull as the lyric contemplates of memories of special moments, be they good or bad, that add the richness of life’s tapestry.
The Polish alternative project Projekt Poezja Kulturystyczna is working towards an LP for release in October.
Projekt Poezja Kulturystyczna
Created through a collaboration of the Polish bodybuilder Janusza who also writes poetry and musicians who turned towards the idea of a show of brutish muscle allowing a softer side to be exposed Projekt Poezja Kulturystyczna came to fruition and the album will be filled with different styles of music adapting the collections of Janusza who is heavily influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche to create a third dimension of musical interpretation.
The first track to surface Hanka i Hantle (also available in three mixes on bandcamp) finds the carpenter turned hip-hop creator Raper Joozef reinterpreting prose.
The music is much easier to gather in its dark fulminating construct than process of collaboration.
Taking a zany mincer to dubstep the duo deliver music which is sliced with off-beat trajectories of electronics that encase the voice and resultingly has the captivated listener bouncing around the room in accompaniment.
Taken from their most recent release Diamond (available on bandcamp) – the title track in video format – as envisaged by the visual artist Tusia Dąbrowska.
The Polish atmospheric-classics composer Olandra released the LP Look Out on the 28th of November.
Listening to the music the audience is drawn to imagery of a bath emptying water through the plug-hole and finds themselves hurrying to stop the disappearing water – akin to Hans Brinker plugging the dyke outside Haarlem to expunge egress and averting a flood.
Equally as figuratively Olandra is able to pivot music around ideas and as the fourth of the six track Alice fills the room with pianoforte, bowed strings and percussion which serves as a platter for the scintillating vocals, so, the contemplative becomes more easily understood.