A raw garage rock starting point is tempered by slightly ironing out the fuzziness, giving the material a tropical summer beat in which the listener is invited to to join in with an encircling beach party as the prominent spokes of the drum-kit drive the footstep.
From the nine track album (available on bandcamp) my selection is the middle track – Swirling Dopamine.
The Greek alt-rock project of Prins Obi released the LP The Age Of Tourlou yesterday.
A fourteen track album (available on bandcamp) that casts an acerbic eye on the world around.
The opening song is Anatolian Rock. For those of geographical and geo-political interest which, if you are a regular reader, will be well aware – I am a keen follower. Anatolia is a region of disparate melting pots of different thoughts and by title alone a decent reflective of the sentiments of The Age Of Tourlou. As an aside I did at one point in time have an Anatolian Shepherd Dog named Galen as company as I travelled in Western Asia during the latter end of the last Century – but enough of all that – the song and why you should get to know the LP.
The Scottish alt-rock quartet The Imagineers release the LP Utopian Dreams on the 2nd of May.
The Imagineers – Utopian Dreams – artwork
With something of a cinematographic atmosphere Californians Drive All Day (In The Sunshine), the tenth of the bakers dozen tracks on the album oozes a warmth as the unhurried synthetics drift like balmy summer rays through the listeners ears. Although only lasting for less than two and a half minutes, the composition still, is able, to paint a generous soundscape.
Digital Criminals are able to create music that is scored by crushing rock guitar riffs whilst simultaneously open in architecture, giving it a surprising spaciousness in which the listener finds themselves headbanging in slow-motion.
The subtle brushes of electronica allows the material to develop its duality of sound, without ever becoming the forefront of attention with the audience engrossed in the heavy-metal which forms the foundations of the sounds.
Their most recent EP Bury Your Head was released earlier in the month and by way of an introduction, the last of the four tracks, Move it.
The US alt-rock quartet White Reaper released the LP The World’s Best American Band on the 7th.
White Reaper – Little Silver Cross
The fourth of the ten tracks on the album – Little Silver Cross, contains the hallmarks of their high-pressure rock which is counterbalanced by a relaxing synth, that allows them to contain music of distinctive layering.