SJÖBLOM – The Fool – Audio

The dark-acoustics creator SJÖBLOM released the two track single Enemies today.

SJÖBLOM - Photo by Eli Eli

SJÖBLOM – Photo by Eli Eli

The B-side of the release (available on bandcamp) – The Fool – is one in which a plaintiff vocal elicits a teary-eyed response by the listener enhanced further by the stark guitar which accompanies the voice.

Those of longer stay with the site may well recall The Exploding Boy from back in 2013 with its menacing countenance – Johan Sjöblom – is the common thread.

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DarkTrain – London Falling – Audio

It has been approaching three years since the English synth-wave duo DarkTrain last featured.

DarkTrain - London Falling

DarkTrain

Their latest track to surface London Falling reminds me precisely why I enjoy their compositions as the low-slung music drifts through the room as though borne on gently rolling clouds with the hazy spectral vocal gliding in to the ears from far away.

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Chiro – Bender – Video

The Danish metal quartet Chiro are set to release the LP Tunnel later this year.

Chiro

Chiro

From the forthcoming album the second track to appear Bender threads a knot of dark oppressive guitar that unhurriedly herds the listener in to the corner of the room with its menacing, prowling presence as Chiro deliver a composition that is riven with sense of a predator waiting to pounce.

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Jen Cloher – Shoegazers – Audio

The Australian rocker Jen Cloher released the eponymous album on the 11th.

Jen Cloher - Photo by Tajette O'Halloran

Jen Cloher – Photo by Tajette O’Halloran

An eleven track album (available on bandcamp) that injects itself in to the veins as the multi-textured songs appear in the room.

An LP that reflects on self-analysis of personal relationships, the cultural conservatism of much of Australia and wider political thought which holds the audience transfixed from start to end of the roughly fifty one minutes run time.

The fifth track is Shoegazers.

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Babe Parade – Honeycomb – Single Review

On the 11th the US funk-rock outfit released the single Honeycomb.

Babe Parade

Babe Parade

I realise there is a mystery to my genre-definitions – though there is some semblance of sense to them – ‘funk something’ indicating that the music starts by snaking the lower spine and hips whilst ‘funkadelic something’ intimates of immediate bending in the ankles and knee – both with shoulders involved. All genre descriptors are based on which part of the physical body or mind is first fired and what next as the music emerges through the speakers – bear with me…

Honeycomb (available on bandcamp) immediately has the listener – in order – grinding their lower spine and hips with the rhythm riding up the vertebrae to discover shoulders swaying in free-flow prior to all joints hanging out with the dance moves ‘funk-rock’ – hit play – and you will then understand more of how this site is configured.

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