The Canadian psychedelic-trance trio DOOMSQUAD released the EP Unconscious Transmissions From The Manzano Mountains on the 27th of April.
DOOMSQUAD – Unconscious Transmissions From The Manzano Mountains – artwork
An almost forty minutes, four track, release (available on bandcamp) in which the listener is invited to unwind their body and mind in an EP which is partly retrospective to the LP Total Time that came out last year and as a healing process out of that context.
The four tracks are not cuts which didn’t make it to the album, rather the way they approached the writing of those songs writing these pieces specifically as part of preparing their consciousness in the right frame to be able to create the songs for Total Time.
Over half of the run-time is contained in the opening track, with my selection being the penultimate – Sun. March 1st 2015: Snow falls on Manzano.
On the 15th of May the Canadian gaze-rock quartet Hooded Fang will be releasing the LP Dynasty House.
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.
Within the past twenty four hours the Canadian new-wave trio Bad Pop release a new AA side single…
… my pick of which is Same House. Akin to whittling a twig with a pen-knife the three and two thirds minutes song, through each bar, releases a new vigour of sweet smelling scent that intoxicates the mind as assuredly as smoking a crack-pipe and the listener immediately finds themselves hustling for the repeat button like a befuddled addict.
The Canadian synth-rock sextet Fast Romantics will release the LP American Love on the 28th of April.
From the forthcoming album, Everybody’s Trying To Steal Your Heart, the first of the dozen tracks, is a composition which encapsulates their mix of societal protest commentary and desire for inclusiveness as they are uncompromising in their sadness of the realities of life, though deliver an uplifting anthem imploring cohesive unity by those not inside the cliques of self-serving bureaucratic structures which fail to accommodate or meet the needs of the governed.
The Lunas is a Canadian indie-dance quartet struggling for affirmation of precisely when they will release the EP – A Curious Life.
Despite having a fist full of butter knives to hand The Lunas don’t over burden the listener and the latest track, Until I’m Dead, which came out within the past twenty four hours is a decent starting point to get to know the music.
Not aiming to generate a uniqueness of landscape, preferring to generate their own elbow room within a jostling table, The Lunas are able to create songs which capture the ear of those merely passing by, as they, in the just under three minutes of Until I’m Dead, deliver a song of well measured tempo changes and chord switches which swoon the listener.