Sometimes singing in French, other-times in English, La Chamaïcaine are always able to deliver music which has a captivating raw chanson naïveté that draws in the listener as voices fold melodies through the ears whilst blunted acoustic strings buffer through the Mandibular foramen giving the music two distinctive source directions in to the brain, allowing the duo to deliver much of intrigue within the intentionally sparse soundscape which does mind the listener of the name of the band (in English translation – The Shaman).
The latest track to surface – Les Balayeurs De Nuit.
It has been the best part of four years since the French brooding-rock trio Hammering Spleen last featured.
With a similar feeling of dark intent as when last featured it is a pleasure to come back to Hammering Spleen with the track Crisis Of Faith from their forthcoming LP Symbol which is due for imminent release.
Towards the tail end of last month they revealed the four track EP – La Beauté du Geste my pick of which is the opener and title.
There a few tracks behind SLOGAN dating back roughly a year and each has a graceful and elegant titillation to them. When French musicians head to the chic for which they are globally synonymous they can often unintentionally and naturally exude erotica and such is the case with the duo who deliver songs of pulsing electronics which massage the listeners body in warming oils as the duo of whispering voices tease breathe over the earlobes leaving the audience writhing in tempted ecstasy.
From the forthcoming album – Alien – is a roughly three and a half minutes journey of experimentation that demonstrates the combinations of electronics, reed and brass wind instrumentation and drum-kit that forms the structures for their intriguing compositions.
The LP is being released though Denovali (be aware music starts immediately) whose related musicians quite regularly feature.
Apologies to one and all, this has been sitting around in my email in-box for a little while now.
Their latest release Miss Eden is a three and five sixths of a minutes long track of hypno-trance that revolves through the cortex in a transfixing melting loop which finds its way in to the nervous system and finds the listener moving shoulders and upper torso with the dreamscape and most certainly a track that could stand an extended 12″ version.
With a couple of top-notch tracks behind them Stellarion is a name I would anticipate you will be hearing much more of over the summer not only via the hippest venues and radio stations but also the wider spaces too.