Loyal Lobos is the US based project of the Colombian melancholic-rock creator Andrea Silva.
Prior to going anywhere near the output of Loyal Lobos do ensure you have a handkerchief to hand to wipe away the tears which will spill from the eyes.
The most recent track to surface – Dirt – commences with spaced notes of guitar which is soon cloaked by a slow-stepping and loosely sprung snare drum that instantly provides a sad countenance to the track, prior to the accompaniment of the fragile, breaking, vocal before gradually building in to a wash of intensity that ebbs and flows through a composition which contemplates of the nature of destructive relationships that, by their very nature, predominately consist of short rising highs that are immediately followed by lengthy deep troughs of despair prior to finally and inevitably collapsing in to self-extirpation.
The Chilean dreamwave sextet Non m’importa della luna released their début LP El Fin del Mundo y Antes del Amanecer on the 15th.
Non m’importa della luna
With a wide spread of instrumentation, including electronica, percussion, guitars and violin along with changing vocalists enable Non m’importa della luna to deliver multilayered compositions in to which the listener becomes immersed as the quiet intonation slips from the speakers.
From the eight track plus four remixes album (available on bandcamp) Dream Inn is the fourth.
The Brazilian electro-lofi project Electric Light Pulp released the LP I’m Not Here on the 13th.
Electric Light Pulp
An eight track album of instrumentation and electronica which has dour air which slowly envelopes the room in a grey shroud like a thick fog, leaving the listener encased in a ghostly soundscape that flickers dark shadowy figures which are never fully revealed.
The fourth of the eight tracks on the LP (available on bandcamp) is Who Am I?.
Back in February they made contact, sadly as is often the case this slipped through the net until now, though with fortune this month they have released their eponymous LP – an eight track album of pumping rock”roll that pulses through the speakers to combinations of punchy percussion, fleet of foot guitar, power-drive bass and superlative vocals finding the listener searching out a faded leather jacket and a whisky bottle.
It was back in 2014 that the Bolivian folk-rock Khuno sextet last featured – then known as the trio of Aguayo.
Always a pleasure to catch up with developments of musicians who have been out of focus for a while. Atados – a live version – arose recently which finds Khuno drawing reference point from both tradition and ’60s art-rock leaving the listener crossing fingers there will be more to follow imminently.