Jack Oliver Monty is an English dream-wave creator.
Jack Oliver Monty
Piece Of Mind is a wistful composition that unhurriedly unwraps itself with luxurious washes of electronica and instrumentation that fill the room in softlight focus, through which a hazy vocal drifts in and out of earshot, leaving the listener laid comfortably on soft down as the mind clears itself of the stresses of the day.
The Scottish dream-wave outfit L-space released the single Space Junk on the 17th.
The song is cleverly named and written as the dreamy synths are interspersed with distorted interference giving Space Junk a grainy perspective, that reflects both of nature of outer-space with the myriad of comets and showers of rock fragments, as well within the earths pull the many abandoned satellites drifting around earth yet, lyrically described, through the seeming clutter there is an unfathomable beauty and spaciousness that lays therein with the winding guitar calmly unravelling itself through the just over four minutes track evolving from an almost unheard addendum to a clear focus of energy.
San Jua is a new English / Swedish dream-wave duo.
The first and thus far only track to surface – Laid To Waste stills the listener with its ethereal presence as a ghostly vocal gently floats behind a screen of interlaced synths and instrumentation.
A just over three minutes début track which is in no hurry to reveal its secrets and the audience finds themselves enwrapped within the calmness of delivery, foretelling only, that San Jua is a duo to keep an ear out for when new material is made available and I certainly look forward to hearing more.
Within the past four hours the newest track Glass Canyon surfaced.
Just under four minutes of creamy luxury drifts around the room as instrumentation, synthetics and vocal blend one in to the other. Appropriately for today, a song which that merely asks the listener to hold a partner closely and slowly glide in unified steps of tender embrace.
The Romantic Manifesto from London in England is the dream-wave quartet of Phineas Cheshire (Vocals / Guitar), Nobutaka Iizuka (Guitar), John Wallis (Bass) and Timur Djahit (Drums).
The Romantic Manifesto
Like an ambient light The Romantic Manifesto add a depth to the ambience as the gossamer thread of sound gently builds its web around the room. The compositions build wave upon wave of luxuriant texture that take over the synapse pulses and the mind and body gently drift into semi-consciousness.
The Romantic Manifesto build their tracks from a percussion and bass which pulse as though in waves of superposition which creates the spinneret from which the interlocking guitars fold the chords to thread the silk, as the vocal calmly orchestrates the delicate fluxes of sound.
The quartet deliver music which is best taken in large quaffs to allow the mystical backdrop to take shape in the mind and if you allow yourself that space you will find The Romantic Manifesto has much to add to the world of music.
As always I find much to enjoy in listening to music that takes as a point of principal a point of difference and The Romantic Manifesto battle headlong with a world demanding of instant gratification and to my mind prove their purpose with considerable credit.
I recommend taking an hour or so out of your day to take time with the quartet and failing that the forty six minutes to listen to their latest LP – A Kind Of Promise which came out at the beginning of the month.