Рушан Хәяли (Rushan Hüseyin) is a Russian, more specifically Tatarstan, alt-folk creator.
Рушан Хәяли (Rushan Hüseyin)
Set for release on the 22nd is a fourteen tack compilation LP celebrating musicians from Tatarstan – Пляж Локомотив (Locomotive Beach) – which will be available as a cassette through Издательство Сияние (Shining Records) imminently.
The tenth of the tracks, which was written whilst Рушан Хәяли was travelling in the USA, Кан басымы (Blood Pressure) is based on the poetry of Tatarstan Ренат харис (Renat Haris) and reflects on national and international conflict.
The English alt-folk project Selina Fever released the EP Common, Uncommon yesterday.
Hushed tones of muffled acoustic guitar and vocal peers through the room as if skating on a frozen pond deep in a snowy forest with the audience drawn by the distant sounds as they thread through the leaves and trunks to catch the shadowy fleeting figure in the distance.
The penultimate of the four tracks on the EP (available on bandcamp) is Heads Down.
Creating music of rich tapestry as they combine varied fingered and bowed strings along with spacey keys Moulettes are able to transfix the listener with their complex layering of sound and it is of little surprise they are to be regularly playing both across England and more broadly around the world with a loyal and growing audience.
By way of an introduction to their music – the seventh of the seventeen tracks on SOTONES10 (those who follow the site regularly will note this is the third song taken from the forthcoming compilation LP with each being of very different starting block) is exactly as it says on the tin – a live track – Bird Of Paradise Pt.II (Live Version) which is the audio on this video.
The Australian alt-folk creator Madi Leeds released the EP Spinning on the 10th.
Don’t go anywhere near the play button before finding some dayglo socks and equally garish brothel creepers and as you make your way back to the turntable – ensure you have left space behind you to stretch the limbs and sway with the breeze.
A five track album of sonorous landscape which wends its way through easy glide to full on stomp. The fulcrum around which everything revolves is the alluring vocal which akin to a powerful magnet draws the listener to its unseen, yet, irresistible gravitational force.
The closer – Water To Me – is the bounciest track – rockabilly too and therefore necessarily my pick of the release.
On the 24th of September the Scotland based Australian alt-folk project Invisible Dears released the eponymous EP.
Just as the listener is thinking they are settled in to the landscape of luxuriant dayglo comforters the tempo changes to a cèilidh in which to step in gleeful abandon. None more so pronounced than the opening track of the five on the EP, available on bandcamp, If You Can and necessarily why it is my pick of the release.