The Spanish downtempo project Voluptas Mors released the LP Innocence on the 1st.
Innocence is an eight track album (available on bandcamp) full of many different flavours with two alternating voices.
The commonality of theme being the mildest of hints of jazz wrapped inside slowly paced emotive structures containing various electronics and instrumentation with the selected vocalist, adding their own distinctive layering.
My selection from the album is the the fourth, The Day I Die which features Veela as the singer.
The US downtempo project arms&legs is currently working on an LP.
A new track to be revealed – aliens inthe outfield – (released as a stand-alone single on the 26th on bandcamp) discovers arms&legs in a quite different mood to pieces previously featured.
Bowed strings make a first time appearance giving the track a more tempered layering, whilst, as the violin stretches through the room, the fragmented accompanying instrumentation, electronics and vocal allow the violin to generate a perceptible chill to the room.
The Irish downtempo producer New Jackson releases the LP From Night To Night on the 12th Of May.
New Jackson – Photo credit – Dorje de Burgh
Originally released as the title of a three track Single earlier this month and will be the eighth of the eleven on From Night To Night, which is coming out on the 12th of May (both available on bandcamp) – Anya’s Piano is a downtempo number with a ghostly feel that haunts the mind after the notes have faded away.
The Surinamese downtempo project Carter released the EP Tranga late last month.
A five track EP, Tranga (available on bandcamp), is a roughly nineteen minutes release that slowly unfurls its contemplative of self-doubt through the room, leaving the listener wreathed in silken threads of querying-thoughts.
By way of an introduction – the middle song – BFFN.
From the album – Black Sea is a sorrowful, yet exquisite, just over five and a half minutes song that drifts slowly around the room in undulating waves of electronics, acoustic guitar and vocal which beguile the listener.