Ka Boukie – Abdorn – Audio

Ka Boukie is an English ambient-wave creator.

Ka Boukie

Ka Boukie

The most recent LP – Phrakture (available on bandcamp) is a darkly shrouded amalgam of electronically generated abstract soundscapes and molten synths which encase the listener in a meditating mantle as the six song, roughly half an hour, album gently floats through the room.

The second track is Abdorn.

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Gavin Chappell-Bates – Bad Faith / Good Faith – Single Review

The English agit-rock creator Gavin Chappell-Bates is finalising details of the LP – The Last One.

Gavin Chappell-Bates - Bad Faith / Good Faith

Gavin Chappell-Bates

Each composition featured has been of different texturing and the song Bad Faith / Good Faith, which is being released as a stand alone single on the 8th of December (available on bandcamp), with its indie-dance vibe, is no exception to the pattern.

Whilst simultaneously inviting the listener to the dance-floor in a good mood Bad Faith / Good Faith equally implores the audience to stop being herded in to ‘acceptable’ silos of  behaviour as the lyric laments of a world in which living a life which is true to ones own beliefs is de facto the wrong thing to do unless they fit the proscribed uniformity of thought process.

Whether you listen to the song ignoring the dance invitation and preferring to ingest the lyric in contemplative mood I merely posit spending time in company will not be time you will regret spending.

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Hannah Harper – Appetite – Video

Hannah Harper is an English synthwave creator.

Hannah Harper

Hannah Harper

The combinations of synth, percussion and a distinctive vocal encase the listener in a beguiling flow of music that ensnares the mind in its luscious textures.

Having initially taken the music to stage, only just over a month ago and rapidly gaining more performance opportunities locally – though it can only be a matter of a short period of time prior to those shows spreading more widely geographically, Hannah Harper recently released the début single Appetite which showcases a talented creator with much to offer the world of music and I look forward to hearing more material.

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Daniel Clark – Cardboard Forts – Audio

The English alt-rock creator Daniel Clark released the LP Corridors on the 12th.

Daniel Clark

Daniel Clark

A ten track album (available on bandcamp) that has a brooding presence, much akin to walking through a mountain valley at dusk, with the listener sensing the natural beauty of the shadowy surroundings looming overhead whilst the unseen has the mind creating its own imagined dangers lurking therein.

The second track is Cardboard Forts.

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Cold Fashioned – Salt Water – Audio

The English acoustic-balladeer Jake Begley, who performs as Cold Fashioned, released the LP The Dark Hedges on the 8th.

Cold Fashioned - photo credit - Heidi Sharp Photography

Cold Fashioned – photo credit – Heidi Sharp Photography

A nine track album (available directly from the Cold Fashioned website) fused by quietly spoken compositions, which drift a melancholic sense of pondering introspective in to the room which transfixes the audiences’ attention with its fragile beauty.

The penultimate of the songs being Salt Water, which is my pick of the release by a musician, who in The Dark Hedges, demonstrates an innate ability to capture thoughts of self-doubt and transpose them to a captivating sounding board that has the listener wanting to hear more.

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