VEiiLA – Mantra – Audio

The Russian gothic-spire duo VEiiLA released the LP Dive on the 7th.

Veilla

Veilla

The haunting beauty of the vocal of Vif Nütefills, akin to a Brocken spectre, captivates the attention whilst two synths wrap silky webs around the listener as the electro-drums manipulated by Bes Eiredt fasten the listener in wet leather which dries around the wrists, leaving the audience writhing in tightly bound ecstasy.

The six track album (available on bandcamp) is best heard in a echoing dimly lit dungeon with candles dripping across the torso.

The third song is the six and just over a third minutes – Mantra and my pick of the release.

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Наадя (Naadia) – Облака (Clouds) – Video

It has been approaching a year since the Russian dreamwave outfit Наадя (Naadia) last featured.

Наадя (Naadia) - Облака (Clouds)

Наадя (Naadia)

The newest track – Облака (Clouds) – is borne through the room in contrasts of the flexing muscles of bulging bass-loops and the fragile feathering synth through which the vocal hovers like a bird flighting in and out of focus through sunlight and occlusions of broken stratus.

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Sex Of Insects – I Can Hear The Light – Audio

The Russian progressive house duo Sex Of Insects release the single I Can Hear The Light on the 4th of August.

Sex Of Insects

Sex Of Insects

The five track release – comprising of the original plus four remixes – Sex Of Insects – in their usual mastery of disguise are able to deliver what is essentially an EDM soundtrack delivered predominately through synthesised guitar.

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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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