Pilgrims’ Dream is an indie-folk project from England.
Occasionally songs surface and the most recent is Live Your Life.
A just over four an a half minutes of stirring acoustic guitar, keys and percussion stomps through the room while the calm harmonised vocal adds a soft brush to Live Your Life giving the track an intriguing balance and the extended bridge which appears about half-way through the song and again at the close splits the composition in to distinctive elements.
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.
Helicopter In The Sky is a new alt-rock solo project from England.
Helicopter in the Sky
The first two tracks surfaced towards the end of last month. For Today (available on bandcamp) has a progressive psychedelic tinge to it in which the listener gets the sense they are drifting in to Minkowski space as the just over five minutes composition unfurls in to the room.
A pacey tempo keeps For Today ever straying far from its tether and it is through the cleverly counter-intuitive gauzed and fuzzy soundscape that the spaciousness of the song is reflected.
One can’t help but to draw reference to the similarity of technique used by Hawkwind in the likes of Silver Machine, though far from feeling like a parody; Helicopter In The Sky is able to deliver, through a sole player, a fine piece of originality.
The English alt-folk creator Bruno Major revealed the latest track – Just The Same – within the past couple of hours.
The material that Bruno writes has a sense of honesty that is palpable through the speakers which gives it the strong emotional tie to the audience. The earthy connectivity between performer and audience is reflected by the rapidity songs are launched to the wider world as, in the case of Just The Same, which was only written earlier this month and hasn’t sat in a folder to be revised, reworked and revisited for a year or two prior to seeing the light of day and for that I give Bruno Major credit.
The roughly three and a half minutes track has an almost gospel feel in its underlying spirituality, which the fact that I felt this was something you should hear as soon as possible, causes me great surprise, as I am not exactly a ‘spiritual folk’ – however – that is the power of music, as from unlikely sources come tracks that need to be on the playlist.
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.