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 combinations of synth, percussion and a distinctive vocal encase the listener in a beguiling flow of music that ensnares the mind in its luscious textures.
Having initially taken the music to stage, only just over a month ago and rapidly gaining more performance opportunities locally – though it can only be a matter of a short period of time prior to those shows spreading more widely geographically, Hannah Harper recently released the début single Appetite which showcases a talented creator with much to offer the world of music and I look forward to hearing more material.
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.
The German dark-folk creator Prag 83 is scheduling an LP for February 2018 release.
The new album is a follow-up to the dystopian LP Metamorphoses from 2016.
Judging by the first song to appear from the forthcoming album – Roads – which was itself released as a stand alone single this month, it indicates of an LP of equally dark shadows with its ethereal presence casting a chill through the room.
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.