Taylor J – Homicide – Audio

Taylor J is an alt-hop creator from the USA.

Taylor J

Taylor J

Sometimes working alone, other-times in collaboration with others, the latest track to surface which came out on the 21st – Homicide – was produced by Kush2x.

An acoustic and harp led track that fascinates from the outset with the unexpected instrumentation and melody that flows through a song.

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Prins Obi – Anatolian Rock – Audio

The Greek alt-rock project of Prins Obi released the LP The Age Of Tourlou yesterday.

Prins Obi - Anatolian Rock

Prins Obi

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.

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Ceiling Demons – March Forward – Audio

The English dark-hop outfit Ceiling Demons are currently putting together an LP for release later in the year.

Ceiling Demons

Ceiling Demons

Ceiling Demons have no concern in bringing in unexpected instrumentation to add the appropriate atmosphere to their compositions and from the forthcoming album – March Forward (available on the NARC. eleventh birthday compilation LP via bandcamp) – brass gives the track its sombre tone in a eulogy of loss within which the catharsis finds, in the latter part of the track, bowed strings marking a change in sensibility with brightly sparkling keys also surfacing as the composition concludes with a sense of acceptance and optimistic renewal.

Having also had the opportunity to take a listen to their catalogue which dates back to 2012 – and it is worth time so doing – (available on bandcamp), as Ceiling Demons have grown in self-belief and ability, so their music has equally developed greater confidence and stature.

As more detail of the forthcoming LP surfaces, I will aim to keep you informed.

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thom simon – Driving Dreams – Audio

thom simon is a garage rock trio from the USA.

thom simon

thom simon

My apologies that this feature is late, as the introduction was made on the 6th.

With a few pieces behind them, thom simon, offer the listener a broad stretch of ideas, within their material, that dates back for over three years. Sometimes psychedelic, other times funky-reggae and even as is the case in their latest track, which came out earlier this month – Driving Dreams (available on bandcamp) – surfy-garage-dance – always engaging and having been filtered through a gauze the resulting music has a warmth of sound that embraces the listener.

It is of little surprise they are securing a wider touring base and Festival appearances. I look forward to hearing more of thom simon, in short order.

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Hooded Fang – Nene Of The Light – Audio

On the 15th of May the Canadian gaze-rock quartet Hooded Fang will be releasing the LP Dynasty House.

Hooded Fang - Nene Of The Light

Hooded Fang

From time to time the means by which you approach the pronunciation of the word regulates how you hear the music and if you are of approach to Dynasty as the enunciation ‘Dinerstee’ rather than the enunciation of ‘Dinnersti’ will perhaps elucidate how you interpret Nene Of Light – perhaps even more circumnavigated in my own instance as the the river Nene flowing through Cambridgeshire in England is not many miles away at its nearest point – affords me an even greater peculiarity and for that explanation alone explains precisely why musical experience is a singular one and that which one person revels within another rebels against.

Nene Of The Light I enjoy, for the elongation of consonant, as the music extends the soundscape like warm butter coating boiled potatoes, which others may find a consternation.

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