The US electronica project MIRS was introduced last year.
The newest single to be released which came out on the 29th of August, available on bandcamp, whilst still containing the under-current of chants is a more pressing affair creating a song with expanding and contracting atmospherics which invites the listener on a journey of their own imagination as the track frameworks an internal narrative which each listener will experience uniquely whilst lost in their own thought processes.
Istanbul Hippodrome is an English electronica duet.
Within the past hour their latest track No Way Home surfaced. Freshly out of the blocks the duo combine synths, guitar and far distant drum-kit to deliver music of contortions and interwoven lacing that finds the mind circumnavigating the loops in an involuntary hypnosis akin to water drawing from the bottom of unplugged bath, circling in ever tighter spirals as it drains.
Again – you are as new to these two – as Istanbul Hippodrome are to you – and this is once again a band where there is no social media page or website to which I can direct your attention.
The newest track to surface Glambience is of very different mood to previous material that has appeared, perhaps appropriately so given the project name, with an approaching five minutes of soothing ambience revolving through the room.
Isvisible from Douglas in the Isle Of Man is an experimental-drone solo project.
Before hitting play ensure you have plenty of time to listen to Isvisible. A prolific creator of experimental electronica with seventeen LPs, encompassing one hundred and thirty two compositions and – released this month – a ten track retrospective, all from a standing start in April of last year.
The sounds bend their way around the head in loops and divergences which entrance the mind as tempo and temperament shifts throughout the pieces, which can extend from around the three minute mark to well in excess of ten.
Although the compositions are testing new waters, there is a calmness to the sounds which makes for tracks which have a surprising semanticity, despite being bereft of vocal.
It would be possible to write far more, but it is best heard to appreciate the spacious kaleidoscope that is Isvisible.
WINTERS END from Sydney in Australia is the electronica duo of Marissa Pinto and Christopher Pinto.
There is for certain a chill which breezes across the room as WINTERS END enter, but they do warm it up with the synths which give the music its tapestry. With one foot in the past and one in the future the duo are able to intrigue the audience with their compositions.
Not seeking to challenge – WINTERS END nonetheless satisfy a craving with the combinations of purposefully drama laden percussion as the electronics smooth out the edges, to which a vocal soars above in a different plane, offering an oversight and in combination it all settles on the audience with a deft touch that captivates.
Whilst there is much to enjoy as a duo, I ponder whether long term they don’t perhaps need to consider additional players to give the construct a longevity, which it perhaps it currently lacks. However the website wasn’t set up to impose constrictions on the future, merely to comment on the here and now. As it stands there is plenty to entertain the ears as the sounds rebound across the diaspora.