The Canadian shoegaze quartet Greenhouse released the single Vincent Van Slow on the 4th.
Not to be confused with the US electronica duo of the same name introduced in 2013, Greenhouse deliver music that fills the room with slowly rotating interweaving guitar that minds of a fine shower which, although each droplet is light of touch, is contained within a concentration that is as quick to drench the clothes as a tropical storm, resultingly, despite though perhaps simultaneously due entirely to its fragility, generates a long-stay memory imprint.
In the slow tempo Vincent Van Slow (available on bandcamp) unhurriedly unfurled individual notes and chords drift away in to silence yet are carried by the shimmering reverb and echo as though in a continuum of sound, which wraps itself around the listener in delicate silky threads.
The US shoegaze duo Silver Liz are set to release their début LP imminently.
On the 15th the first track from the album – Him – was released as a stand alone single which is available on bandcamp.
Washes of pulsing guitar breeze through the room in ever evolving chord and tempo changes giving Him a sense of organic movement which hypnotically enmeshes the listener in a silken web, through which the spectral voice shimmers in shadowy light.
The Norwegian shoegaze outfit The Age Of Colored Lizards released the EP Another Day on the 29th of March.
The Age Of Colored Lizards
Allow yourself plenty of time to recover after hitting play as, although the four track release (available on bandcamp) last for only roughly a quarter of an hour, its hypnotic blurriness keeps brain in neutral for far longer.
Akin to watching clouds slowly drift on a summers day the gauzed reverberating guitars and voices are in a continual, yet gradual, reforming of shapes and layers as The Age Of Colored Lizards hold back the ticking of the clock.
My selection from Another Day is the closer – Stars Are Falling.
The Indonesian shoegaze outfit Sugarstar, released the single Delirious on the 6th.
Always maintaining an air of anonymity, despite their global audience and never getting round to releasing an album though a plethora of songs appear in odd corners of the internet, with rumours of a computer crash wiping all the masters. Sugarstar were last officially heard of back in the early ’00s with the founder, Joseph Saryuf, surfacing with his now wife Anindita Saryuf in the guise of Santamonica, who themselves last revealed news in 2015.
A couple of days ago a new track, featuring Anindita entitled Delirous surfaced which is a delicious blend of distortion and glitch.
Nothing has officially been announced, although Anindita features in the track though wasn’t part of the original line-up and yesterday Sinjintos Records, which is the brainchild of Joseph commented – ‘After 12 years of hiatus, shoegaze band from Jakarta, Sugarstar, finally releases an official new single ‘Delirious’ featuring Anindita Saryuf‘. Whether this signifies Sugarstar are back or not remains open to conjecture.
Either way – the first song for a dozen years by Sugarstar with an official release – Delirious.