The US haze-rock quartet Church Girls release the LP Hidalgo on the 15th.
Church Girls – Photo by Scot Sax
Creating music that is marked by a hazy guitar laying on extended notes gives the material a dreamy slightly trippy backdrop that slowly unfurls through the room whilst solid bass and percussion provide the spine with vocal floating as though a disembodied ethereal presence, which tops off the highly engaging compositions.
The New Zealand ambient-drone quartet Sunken Seas released the LP Glass last month.
Sunken Seas – Glass – artwork
Mirage, the first of the nine tracks on the album is presented through voile as the signature haze of sound drifts into the room accompanied by a steady beat. As the track builds so does the activity dimly heard through frosted pane.
Sunken Seas are skilled purveyors of their music, as they manage to balance between keeping the material sufficiently out of sight-line to cause intrigue, whilst keeping the shadowed sounds ever present and focussing the attention to try to seek clarification.