First introduced in 2015 as Boys Of Terror a significant change, aurally, is heard by Kalle Mossberg, the bassist, now being full-time with the new iteration of Dolorifics, rather than being purely the live performance bassist, which enables them to create a more rounded sound to the material with every player now being an integral part of the developmental progress of a song.
From their latest EP Excessive Self-Pity (which is available on bandcamp) the third of the four tracks – Goodbye – which evidences the stronger bond betwixt each element.
In advance of the album the first track to surface was also made available as a single (available on bandcamp) earlier this month – Islands III.
Appropriately given the band name which translates in to English as ‘Black Cottage’ the just over five minutes of menacing darkness clouds the room in choking smog which feeds its way through the arteries depriving the listener of oxygen and they can sense the build-up of carbon-monoxide starving the brain, there is nothing do other than play Islands III through once again and drift into unconsciousness, other than – there is…
… Svarta Stugan have also made a game to play alongside the track which can be discovered on their website or as an android app.
The Swedish ambient-synth project VILDE released a new track on the 15th.
The just over three minutes of High Horse, fills the room with hazy electronica that settles, like layers of drifting smoke, around the ears inviting the listener to lay aside the woes of the day and relax in the ambient textures.
the B.U.C. is an industrial-electro-rock project from Sweden.
the B.U.C. released the eponymous LP on the 8th (available on bandcamp).
From the ten track album my selection, the seventh, is the dystopian industrialisation of Don’t Speak Listen which skitters through the room in spasmodic tensions of grinding rusting steel lathe discard.
San Jua is a new English / Swedish dream-wave duo.
The first and thus far only track to surface – Laid To Waste stills the listener with its ethereal presence as a ghostly vocal gently floats behind a screen of interlaced synths and instrumentation.
A just over three minutes début track which is in no hurry to reveal its secrets and the audience finds themselves enwrapped within the calmness of delivery, foretelling only, that San Jua is a duo to keep an ear out for when new material is made available and I certainly look forward to hearing more.