BountyTweex – Only One Thing – Single Review

BountyTweex is a new Russian dreamwave duo.

BountyTweex

BountyTweex

Currently there is just the one track around Only One Thing, though I am given to believe a second song will surface next week and an LP later in the year.

The dreamy vocal curls around the listener with its captivating echo while electronica adds a multi-dimensional ever changing backdrop allowing the BountyTweex to deliver a roughly six and a half minutes song in Only One Thing that doesn’t seem in the least excessive, in fact could comfortably hold attention for considerably longer.

News of the future material suggests that amongst it will be songs of faster dance pace and I look forward to hearing what else BountyTweex have tucked away in the locker.

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Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother) – Точка (Point) – Video

Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother) is a Russian alt-rock tredecim ensemble.

Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother)

Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother)

Able to spring across many stages, Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки, never seek to make their music of abstraction, rather like a finely tuned orchestration in which each member forms an integral though not overplayed section of the resultant output, leaving the listener sweating profusely though cheering for more. As attested in a recent live performance of Точка (Point) from the LP Кики (Kiki).

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MITYA – Omen Over Sky – Audio

The Russian indie-dance project of Mitya Burmistrov –  MITYA released the EP Monument on the 12th.

MITYA

MITYA

Treading lightly – as though navigating bare-feet through broken glass –  MITYA doesn’t attempt to be what it isn’t. The easy stepping sounds are flighty on the ears, though intriguingly derived.

Having spent some time travelling through various Turkic regions across the Russian Federation on returning to Kazan the collection of traditions and music laid upon the mind and from this travelogue – Monument (available on bandcamp) is a reinterpretation of those memories – set to distinctly 2010s’ techniques and synthetics.

Omen Over The Sky is the first of the five tracks.

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Thorn1

Surfacing from Barnaul in Russia you will find the ambient-drone project of Evgeny Zheyda performing under the name Thorn1.

Thorn1 - ambient-drone from Russia

Thorn1

The music drifts around the room as though carried on thermal currents as Thorn1 unifies ambient electronica, shoegaze and drone into a fusion that delights the aural palate confirming that the physiology of interweaving senses is not a flight of fantasy.




The material reflects of both the Steppes of Siberia and the buttress of the Altai mountains as the compositions thread from wide open landscape to a sense of rugged envelopment with the thread of electronic expansion being shrouded in a dark forbearance which eclipses the unseen horizons.

Whilst, as regular readers will well know, I always enjoy music which rails against the status quo, I equally enjoy musicians who in their out-put reflect of their local geographia and I inevitably find those of Siberia, Northern Scandinavia and The Andes best capture the landscape which shaped their emotional development. It is no surprise, therefore, that Thorn1 is able to take the listener, from wherever they may live, to describe and transport them to the local surroundings of Barnaul.

The most recent LP by Thorn1 – the Leave Of Leaves is available through the inimitable label Silber Records, whose releases regularly feature, on bandcamp.

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Two Chords

Two Chords from Tomsk in Russia is the agit-rock quartet of Anton Serov, Denis Ivashkov, Sergey Rokhmanyuk and Dmitry Novikov.

Two Chords - Dead People - artwork

Two Chords – Dead People – artwork

Drawing clear references from US ’00s indie Two Chords are, unlike the plasticity of their influences, able to strike a position of genuine frustration and rage with songs that lament a crumbling structure.


I am minded of many bands I write about from Russia who are able to inject sincerity and realism to the major-label rubbish that emerged from the USA in the ’90’s and 00’s under the PR headline of ‘indie-punk’, that influences their out-put, turn it all on its head and come up with a sound, that whilst still difficult to be endeared by, has much to demonstrate of the continuing stream of bands with much to say about social constructs. Despite what so called ‘rock musicians’ cocooned in major label funding like to pontificate doesn’t exist ‘any-more’, which always sticks in my throat as the vast majority of those lamenting are plastic formulaic performers themselves.

Whilst not music that I will add to my every-day list, Two Chords most definitely reach the mark of a band with much of value to say and I wish them every success for the future and it is a pleasure to introduce them to you.

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