The US americana-folk project Andicus will be releasing the EP Bullet Train on the 17th of February.
As with the début LP Win Win World from last year the four track EP Bullet Train also travels widely across the USA to source influences from roots music particular to regions and States.
My pick of the release being the bluegrass inspired Back Roads with its skipping beat and intonation which has the listener tapping the flank of their chair to giddy it along – it does help to sitting on a chair with wheels on hitting play to spin around the room while bouncing on the saddle.
The first song to surface from the EP – Fire And Ice – is itself set for release as a stand alone single on the 2nd of February and is available on bandcamp.
The garage inspired core of their sound, which has seen them become a strong force in the local live music scene, in Fire And Ice is infused with a sitar giving the track a sound steeped in ’60s psychedelia and leaving the listener still tripping long after the just over five minutes song has tucked itself in to bed.
The atmospheric-classics music creator from Singapore, Gregory Tan, released the LP – Lights Of Tomorrow – today.
Schooled as a classical musician Gregory Tan regularly composes film scores for television, film and other media, he also occasionally composes music for his own independent release and Lights Of Tomorrow, a ten track roughly thirty six minutes album (available on bandcamp) being one of those releases.
The LP, which is best engaged with in its entirety in one sitting, builds through various lead and featured instrumentation during the thread of tracks creating an album of unexpected range, tempo in an ambient aural depiction of a wandering mind unable to sleep.
My pick of the release being the antepenultimate Remind Me Who I Am.
It was back at the tail end of 2015 that the Croatian rock band Media Stres last featured.
Having spent time developing their live presence it is good to discover Media Stres have found time to record new material.
Previously a trio now a quartet with the addition of Arian Peharda adding a second guitar, Media Stres have been able to create a richer sound as is evidenced in their most recent track, Pi, which was released on the 14th.