This is not music to approach when pressed for time as typically individual pieces last in excess of quarter of an hour and the live performance of Nuits Dark Ritual VII is no exception with a run time of just over twenty two minutes.
The eerie chanting vocal is surrounded by clicking percussion on bones, stones and leather and a low humming electronica which fills the room in an ever more oppressive brooding presence with the second half of the track wrapped in an industrial reference and an overpowering feeling of panic prior to the composition decaying in to a distorted self-destruction.
Saint Sapphire is a newwave quartet from Northern Ireland.
Yesterday they revealed their latest single – Rule The World Tonight.
As is always the case the best rock’n’roll is unadorned and in Rule The World Tonight, Saint Sapphire, deliver a track that immediately catches the audience with the pulsing sound that has them joining in with the infectious uptempo hooks and dips.
On the 7th the Scottish retro-wave creator Kung Fu Jesus released the LP The Kantele Tapes.
Kung Fu Jesus
Immediately on hitting play the listener is wound back to the late ’80s – though not in the least sorry for it – as the blends of instrumentation, electronica and floating vocal surface in to the room to wrap the listener in billowing down filled blankets.
It is always interesting to follow the journey of musicians and Chris Morrin is one who has featured from time to time since 2009 with Reader’s Wives – in 2010 with Robotnik and in 2013 with Blood & Honey.
Now – having taken time out concentrating on poetry and film he returns as Morrin with focus as a live performer of music of protest against a system that is failing the vast majority – by way of introduction – a rendition of the track You Show Me The Way.