The Imagineers – Californians Drive All Day (In The Sunshine) – Audio

The Scottish alt-rock quartet The Imagineers release the LP Utopian Dreams on the 2nd of May.

The Imagineers - Utopian Dreams - artwork

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.

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Bernie Pink – Punk Song – Audio

The US lo-fi-garage quartet Bernie Pink release the LP Fiesta Elementary on the 29th.

Bernie Pink - photo credit - Nathan Kiergaard

Bernie Pink – photo credit – Nathan Kiergaard

An album that takes Bernie Pink through acoustic led sparseness to acid laced psychedelia, yet throughout the roughly twenty two minutes release the listener never wavers their attention.

The rawness of the music gives it its primal fascination as players swap and change roles in the various tracks as the collisions of sounds and shrieks clatter across the room in what sounds initially like a chaotic sprawl though quickly transpires as songs which have a discernible direction of travel.

Establishing a wider live performance presence, the début LP will hopefully open further opportunities for Bernie Pink and a band I look forward to coming back to in short order.

My pick of the release is the second track – Punk Song.

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Das Mörtal – Midnight Rendez-Vous – Audio

The Canadian synthwave project Das Mörtal releases the LP Always Loved on the 9th of June.

Das Mörtal

Das Mörtal

The first of the ten tracks on the album – Midnight Rendez-Vous – is a just under three and two third minutes track that wraps up the listener in a downy dreamy softness in which the mind becomes hypnotised by the looping synths.

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The Shoeys – Plastic Boys – Audio

The Australian alt-indie trio The Shoeys are revealing new material with ever greater frequency.

The Shoeys

The Shoeys

The latest track to surface – Plastic Boys – has a slowly weaving guitar that forms the fulcrum of the song around which, like Newtonian mechanics, the other elements circumnavigate, giving the track the sense that everything is revolving at different speeds to which the brain gradually accustomises and everything aligns into a sense of retrospective psychedelia.

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glaswegians – orwellian – Audio

glaswegians is a modern-classics multi-instrumentalist from Canada.

glaswegians

glaswegians

The latest EP severance (available on bandcamp) came out earlier this month. Although only consisting of four movements, the release lasts for roughly sixty seven minutes, so before contemplating hitting play – do ensure you have plenty of time.

Featuring a list of instruments, too long to go through individually, though includes: percussion; brass, reed, bellows and pipe – wind; strummed and bowed – string; keys and even a frying pan – the music has a continuity and fluidity that holds the attention as although seemingly a plethora of the abstract the compositions have a mesmerising organic flow. Each movement is centred around a different theme, which although disparate, when heard in completeness makes for a cohesive whole.

The seventeen and just over two thirds minutes opener – orwellian – seems a sensible place to start.

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