Within the past few hours the US alt-folk project Elizabeth And The Catapult revealed a new live version of Ambrosia.
Elizabeth And The Catapult
Taken from the most recent LP – Keepsake – Ambrosia, the fourth of the dozen tracks. This live version captures the essence of both the song and the album as a whole, with its layered loops and frail texturing.
The Ukrainian synthwave project of Tania Yankovska – Hindu – is currently finalising details for an LP set for release next year.
The combinations of sweeping synth lay in sharp contrast to the distinctive vocal and springy guitar to deliver in the latest track – Brighton – a zesty crispness that refreshes like a lemon shower, whilst simultaneously wrapping the listener in a soft and fluffy bathrobe.
Recent tours in Europe, including England, Germany and Italy and North Africa taking in Tunisia are likely to add to the visibility of a more than capable musician which will be enhanced by the forthcoming album.
The Australian protest-rock duo Divide And Dissolve release the LP Abomination on the 16th of February 2018.
Divide and Dissolve – photo credit – @sub_lation
An eight track album of deeply resonating droning instrumentation which seeps in to the cortex, with saxophone, giving the sense of disturbance, surrounded by sustained guitar, incessant percussion and quietly layered synthesis.
With their music reflective of a society in which the indigenous population have been marginalised and treated as interlopers through intended policies and objectives Divide And Dissolve is uncompromisomng in their aim to recalibrate priorities with their music being, intentionally, both challenging and confrontational.
The first song to be revealed – the second on the LP – Assimilation – signposts of a release to which I am looking forward.
The Scottish alt-rock creator Kev Howell revealed a live stripped back acoustic version of the song Distance a few days ago.
More usually found playing fully plugged-in ‘6os and ’70s influenced textured-rock, this acoustic version of the first track of the nine on the début LP Haunting Ambition demonstrates the tender roots from which the fuller sound is created.