It has been a little while since the alt-rock quartet Los Bélmez from the Balearic Islands last featured.
With a different sound to their more normal fare Sucio Verano was released on the 7th as part of the eighteen track compilation LP Estiu d’Infern (available on bandcamp) put out by the Mallorca based label Discos Polo celebrating both the best of the underground musicians across the islands as well as welcoming in summer.
Split between South Korea, Spain and Australia – LOV3 MOT3L is a glitch-wave trio.
Perchance it is due to the time-zone combinations and hemispheres in which the three players approach the music, however it comes about, there is a fascinating discombobulation that tips out of the speakers, enmeshing the listener in a delightful puzzle of soft electronics, jangling instrumentation and melted percussion that like an unexpected present delights and confuses by its very presence.
Released recently was the LP – Outside’s Broken (available as a cassette version with a bakers dozen of tracks on it on bandcamp or as a digital version with a dozen tracks also, though separately, on bandcamp) – my selection being the fifth track on both versions – Tizzy (SAMES).
Those of sharper hearing and longer stay may be reminded of the synths of Superborg Boy and you would be right there is a commonality in both iterations.
The Spanish downtempo project Voluptas Mors released the LP Innocence on the 1st.
Innocence is an eight track album (available on bandcamp) full of many different flavours with two alternating voices.
The commonality of theme being the mildest of hints of jazz wrapped inside slowly paced emotive structures containing various electronics and instrumentation with the selected vocalist, adding their own distinctive layering.
My selection from the album is the the fourth, The Day I Die which features Veela as the singer.
Earlier in the month Los Labios released the LP Birthday.
By way of an introduction to a band who most certainly know one end of a song from the other and how to fill the space in-between with highly impressive rock and roll, resultingly are gaining a strong international following, the title track and fifth of the ten on the album.