The Canada based – Tasmania originating – melancholic-rock trio Heart Beach are set to release the LP Haircut on the 1st of November.
A ten track album of drifting sadness which rather than leaving the listener feeling morose leaves them having undergone a catharsis as Heart Beach deliver music that has an intrinsic beauty which flows deep through the bone-marrow warming up the body from inside.
In advance of the release of the album a couple of tracks of surfaced (available on bandcamp) and by way of an introduction to a band I look forward to featuring again in short order the second song on the LP – Perfect.
Heart Beach are about to start a tour of Australia with the culminating gig being in Tasmania. If you are anywhere near the shows, I would suggest taking an evening out in their company would not be something you would regret.
Nov 01 Upstairs @ the Gasometer Collingwood, VIC
Nov 03 Oxford Arts Factory Sydney, NSW
Nov 04 The Phoenix Canberra, ACT
Nov 08 Upstairs @ the Gasometer Collingwood, VIC
Nov 09 Rad Bar & Cafe Wollongong, NSW
Nov 10 Hamilton Station Hotel Newcastle, NSW
Nov 11 Bloodhound Bar Fortitude Valley, QLD
Nov 15 Upstairs @ the Gasometer Collingwood, VIC
Nov 17 The Hotel Metro Adelaide, SA
Nov 22 Upstairs @ the Gasometer Collingwood, VIC
Dec 09 The Brisbane Hotel Hobart, TAS
More normally releasing music of narrower focus the latest track to be released Dance With Me is a reggae-beat tinted song, so there is little possibility I could not ask you to allow it to pass your ears, which celebrates that which binds us is far more important than that which silos us.
Mashing disparate influences in the track results in a world fusion beat that, much akin to the title, invites the listener, from wherever in the globe, to stretch their arms to the speakers and as it says on the tin – Dance With Me – in a mood of cohesion, while casting aside division.
The Canadian shoegaze quartet Greenhouse released the single Vincent Van Slow on the 4th.
Not to be confused with the US electronica duo of the same name introduced in 2013, Greenhouse deliver music that fills the room with slowly rotating interweaving guitar that minds of a fine shower which, although each droplet is light of touch, is contained within a concentration that is as quick to drench the clothes as a tropical storm, resultingly, despite though perhaps simultaneously due entirely to its fragility, generates a long-stay memory imprint.
In the slow tempo Vincent Van Slow (available on bandcamp) unhurriedly unfurled individual notes and chords drift away in to silence yet are carried by the shimmering reverb and echo as though in a continuum of sound, which wraps itself around the listener in delicate silky threads.
The Canadian hip-hop project Element & Broadbent released the LP Safe Spaces yesterday.
Element & Broadbent
Material which always casts a quizzical eye at the world around, Safe Spaces is a six track album (available on bandcamp) which casts a wary eye at a world in which selfishness and self-entitlement is a new normality.
The tempo and structuring of songs gives them an infectious beat in which the listener finds themselves involuntary swaying the dougie.
The Canadian ambient-experimentalist duo DF released the EP abcdf yesterday.
The minimalist instrumentation of tenor sax with loops created through a Boss RC-300 gives the material a distinctive space of its own. The breadth of the five songs on the EP (which is available on bandcamp) each individually set to a slender architecture, when taken as a whole offer a journey of diversity, attests that to create music of intrigue it isn’t necessary to carry too much gear.
Whilst the music stands on its own legs, DF, are an audio-visual duo with Dustin Finer creating the sounds and Daniel Freder the visuals, so to extract maximum value from their creativity best taken alongside their various videos.
By way of an introduction, the middle track She’s Great And All… .