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.
The Scottish alt-rock band Echo Arcadia are due to release the LP Visions of Symmetry in June.
Echo Arcadia – Into The Shadows -artwork
It has been a couple of years since Echo Arcadia last featured. Into The Shadows, which was also the title of a three track single made available on the 6th, is of the same blood line and instantly recognisable with the atmospherics of the violin and dual vocals, though more compact and certainly marks a step development in the sound.
Echo Arcadia have been able to retain the brooding presence of the sound, whilst simultaneously introducing more complicated layering and a punchier, more forceful, presence.
The Scottish alt-rock creator JD Allan released a new single on the 6th.
On reading the name of the track I was immediately reminded of the version of Lonely Boy released by the Sex Pistols back in 1979. A popular song title going back prior to Paul Anka in 1959.
When I hit play I found something new, which also sounds of a very different space to the JD Allan feature of last year. Gone and forgotten are the angry bustling reflections, to be replaced by an introspective sense of fast nights and early morning blues while contemplating breakfast alone. The reverberating guitar drifts past the ears in disconsolate furloughs whilst vocal paces up and down the room in quiet reflective commentary.