The US darkgaze duo QTY release their eponymous LP on the 8th of December.
Alex Niemetz and Dan Lardner always allow their material plenty of space to evolve as they invite the listener to hang up their boots and take the time to enjoy the intricate fretwork, threading spinnerets, within which to become entwined. The judicious vocal switching, sometimes with only one vocal other times with two voices in one song to capture the moment, serves to make the music more intimate.
From the forthcoming album, the penultimate of the ten tracks – with just the vocals of Alex – New Beginnings.
The US RnB-hop project Wayne Watts released the LP Nowadays, in collaboration with MVP Mikey on the 17th.
A sixteen track album, that takes time out to contemplate the parlous state of social cohesion, which takes the listener on a journey of many of the influences that conjoin to create the music, sometimes deep-soul mellowness, other-times RnB richness and at other moments rap driven compositions, yet at no point does the listener feel discombobulated in the roughly one hour of its duration.
The seventh song, Getting Old, being my pick of Nowadays.
Having spent time attempting to congeal with other musicians and not getting the desired connectivity, in the past few months, akin to a warm bottle of ale having been shaken, the lid flew off the bottleneck resulting in a solo artist revealing a slew of material, both as singles and albums, which hurtles through the speakers in frothing frustration with the most recent reveal being the seven track LP Dr Lucifer & The Magic Factory (available on bandcamp).
The conjoining of structured chords and grazing knuckles enables The Furr to deliver music of bruising ferocity which leave the listener with blue swellings around the eyes.
From the album Dr Lucifer & The Magic Factory the penultimate track is Folly.
Danielle Martin is an acoustic-soul creator from the USA.
The combination of delicate instrumentation, be it pianoforte or acoustic guitar, and richly expressive vocal gives the music a compelling lustre which holds the listener steadfast as delicate fronds of instrumentation lays the filigree around which the vocal weaves a tapestry of multifarious texturing.
From the recent LP Wanderlust – the penultimate track of the seven – How Much I Care For You.
A rich and rightfully confident vocal is surrounded by acoustic melodies, to the accompaniment of trotting percussion, giving the songs both a depth of texturing as well as momentum that was most recently captured in the seven track LP Signal Hill (available on bandcamp).
Whilst my selection from the release is the southern-blues infused second song Boy – it should not be taken as typical of the LP as the almost half-an hour album is a mix of material that includes influences of RnB, soul fusion and folk-ballad.