The first track to surface from the Progress:Decline EP is the just over four minutes of pressure that is Suffocating. Appropriately named – the composition envelopes the room in a dark layer of foreboding.
Twin Heart deliver a piece of music which is highlighted by the dramatic shifts in tempo and the slowest section of Suffocating features a low-note twang I could quite happily live with for many a long hour.
The Scottish grunge quintet Schnarff Schnarff will be releasing their début LP The Evil That We Do… in September.
A long awaited follow-up to their eponymous five track EP from 2014, the first track to surface from the album is Mario 1-2 which bursts out of the speakers like a bottle brush being used as an ear-bud. Clearing it certainly is and the drips of blood flowing from the ears are well worth the scouring as the fulminating percussion shatters through the timpani finding itself rattling against the cochlea as the pulsing bass clears out the sinuses and the weaving guitar projects the ears to a state of alert – akin to a bat scanning its radar and suddenly the vocal, like a stalker captures the listener unawares.
By the sense of the taster of The Evil That We Do… in Mario 1-2 this will be an album well worth adding to the collection and I will appraise you further as I am able.
The Scottish indie-gaze quartet The Echo Session will release the single But I’m Scared on the 1st of August.
The Echo Session – But I’m Scared – artwork
The Echo Session are not ones to rush out releases -back in 2009 two singles were recorded – but only one was ever made available. Seven years later Flowers In the Dustbin dust off the live recording of But I’m Scared, which is available from their bandcamp page. Recorded at the time of the banking crisis and reflecting of living in a world of turmoil and uncertainty, seven years on the sentiment remains as perspicacious.
The fuzzy guitars drift slowly through the room and the listener is reminded of the warmth of a bye-gone era of four-track analogue recordings in a track that, which in 2009 where by then retro reminders too. Like a vintage wine this gets better as it ages though an immediate click of the replay button doesn’t go amiss.
Dub Chieftain is an experimental-sonics project from Scotland.
The latest track to surface – Lighthugger, which came out a few hours ago disports of the searching mind of Dub Chieftain as analogue meets the latests electronics in a just over four minute collision of angles which, like suspended swaying crystals breaking sunlight into a spectrum of colours into the room, transfixes the mind.
Hector Bizerk – The Waltz of Modern Psychiatry – CD
From the LP The Waltz of Modern Psychiatry, which is the soundtrack to the Play – Crazy Jane by Nicola McCartney – En Pointe, a very different slice of the sound of Hector Bizerk to that previously featured.