The listener finds themselves wearing worried brow as the music rolls in to the room with its furrowed visage.
An LP arrived this month – Moon #46 (available on bandcamp) which is highlighted by the middle of the seven tracks – Black River In A Drought – with its darkening delta-blues derivation that extends to a second under twelve and three quarters minutes, none of which is extraneous.
The English sultry-goth project Bleek Noir was introduced earlier in the year.
Bleek Noir – Last Night I Saw Myself With The Animals (And The Animals Ate Themselves) – artwork
The latest track to surface (available on bandcamp) – Last Night I Saw Myself With The Animals (And The Animals Ate Themselves) is of even gloomier disposition than music previously featured as the nowave dystopian soundtrack is marked by the panic inducing vocal and careening instrumental / percussion backdrop.
Perhaps not a song to play just before going to bed, although there is a alluring beauty to the combinations which stays with the listener and the song again highlights the intense emotional draw of the voice.
The English darkwave creator Tarantina is due to release the EP Teething later in the year.
Fables – from the forthcoming EP was itself released as a standalone single on the 1st.
Multilayered textures of synthetics and instrumentation fold through the composition prior to the bruising bass bending the track with waves of distortion with the vocal spearing through the curtains of sound like a lighthouse lamp circling in the darkness.
John Joseph Brill, an English brooding-alt-rock creator, released the single All Eyes on the 27th.
John Joseph Brill
The dreamy synthesis extends an invitation to the audience on to a dimly lit dance-floor in which to sway in introspective thought. The, signature, rich baritone of John Joseph Brill affords, All Eyes, a soundtrack in which the listener wants to be cocooned as the luxurious multilayered textures drift through the room.
John Joseph Brill is about to set out on a tour, taking up most of November, with shows in England, Wales, Scotland, Germany and The Netherlands and if there is a show within reach, would be worth taking time out of the diary.
Nov 6 – Brighton – Prince Albert
Nov 7 – Bristol – The Crofters Rights
Nov 8 – Leeds – Oporto
Nov 9 – Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge
Nov 11 – Oxford – The Cellar
Nov 12 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach (Downstairs)
Nov 13 – Nottingham – The Bodega
Nov 14 – Manchester – Soup Kitchen
Nov 16 – Glasgow – King Tuts
Nov 17 – Liverpool – Leaf
Nov 18 – Newcastle – Think Tank Underground
Nov 20 – London – The Lexington
Nov 21 – Cologne – Studio 672
Nov 22 – Hamburg – Nichtspeicher
Nov 23 – Berlin – Privatclub
Nov 24 – Amsterdam – Paradiso
The English protest-folk project Beans On Toast releases the LP Cushty on the 1st of December.
Beans On Toast
A musician it is always a pleasure to return to with the insightful narrative and raw delivery.
With the normal construct of identifying the issues in poetic lyrical form with earthy vocal and quiet instrumentation and yet – having drawn a dark cloud through the room concludes with an unanticipated and abstract ray of sunshine, leaving the audience feeling better about life than prior to listening – the first of the fourteen tracks is Open Door Policy.