Brenda Xu – Real Sick Man – Audio

Brenda Xu is a US ghostly-folk creator.

Brenda Xu - photo by Brighton Lacey Photography

Brenda Xu – photo by Brighton Lacey Photography

Earlier on this month Brenda Xu released the LP Overflow, which is available on bandcamp.

An ethereal, roughly twenty eight minutes, seven track album, that holds the listener in rapt attention from opening to close as the hushed sounds drift effortlessly through the room filling it with layers that the listener, unwittingly, reaches out to touch to gain greater sense of the emotional texturing.

My selection is the ante-penultimate –  Real Sick Man.

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Virgo Virgo – Exceptions – Audio

Virgo Virgo is a lofi-garage band from the USA.

Virgo Virgo

Virgo Virgo

With only four tracks around in the form of the EP Should I Try Pot?, which came out earlier in the month and is available on bandcamp, Virgo Virgo deliver music that has an engaging unsophisticated honesty that meanders across various musings of day to day life

The compositions work precisely because of their unhampered and unsophisticated settings in which the listener feels they are an integral part of the experience.

By way of an introduction – the first track on Should I Try Pot?Exceptions.

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Lovely Bad Things – Hiding To Nothing – Audio

The US garage-gaze band Lovely Bad Things live launched the EP Homebodied on the 18th at The Observatory in Santa Ana in the USA.

Lovely Bad Things - Hiding To Nothing

Lovely Bad Things

Hiding To Nothing is the first track, for those of us further afield, to hear as other than in live performance Homebodied won’t be around until the 31st.

An introspective piece which reflects on the tumultuous journey that has dogged them these past few years. Rather than being a track of negative connotation it is a piece of positivism that with perseverance and persistence, even when seemingly flogging a dead horse, there is a possibility that the barriers will finally come crashing down.

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The News – Young – Single Review

Music is often about timing and the US nu-disco duo The News with the track Young, released within the past four hours, hits the sweet-spot.

The News - Young

The News

Warm enough to begin a Friday dusk with gentle flow, without already closing down Monday morning dawn – Young evokes of a coming forty eight hours of stress free promise, whilst not getting ahead of itself and over assuring.

Subtle brushes of synthetics sweep the room in gentle embrace whilst layered vocals caution of impulsive reaction, without overbearing the listener, as within the hush of the just under three minutes composition is a temptation of tenderness and connection, tempering any remaining solipsism in the audience whilst ascribing of mutual respect and consideration.

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Bad Wave – 1955 – Single Review

Bad Wave are an indie-synth duo from the USA.

Bad Wave

Bad Wave

Combining drifting melodies with a critical view of the imbalances of society Bad Wave are able to deliver music which is both lyrically perspicacious and aurally engrossing with the listener having the feeling they have unbeknownst partaken in a lustrate experience.

1955, that was revealed earlier in the month, deploys retrospective contemplation inside a late ’10s sentiment to deliver a song which gently drifts around the room as the hushed composition unfolds with the harmonics lingering long after the track has faded away in to silence.

I look forward to hearing more of Bad Wave in short order.

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