The Sweden / England based dreamwave duo San Jua were introduced earlier in the year.
San Jua – In The Teeth Of
With a more dynamic range than their music previously featured. The latest track, which surfaced yesterday, In The Teeth Of retains a luscious dreamy web of synthesis whilst there is a tauter instrumentation and fired percussion giving the song a deeper imprint through which the spectral vocal shimmers and subtle key-change affords the composition an every changing texturing.
The B-side of the release (available on bandcamp) – The Fool – is one in which a plaintiff vocal elicits a teary-eyed response by the listener enhanced further by the stark guitar which accompanies the voice.
Those of longer stay with the site may well recall The Exploding Boy from back in 2013 with its menacing countenance – Johan Sjöblom – is the common thread.
The Swedish alt-rock creator Martin Rubashov released the single Muddy Mountain King on the 22nd.
Martin Rubashov – Photo credit – Niklas Brodd
Deeply rooted in ’80s rock Martin Rubashov creates music of brooding countenance that has an intricacy of layering which wraps the listener in a protective cloak in which they can take respite while chill winds blow through the room.
In Muddy Mountain King – Martin Rubashov – delivers a track that revolves around persistent percussion from which the guitar and vocal evolve in harmonic spirals in which the audience becomes mesmerised.
The Swedish heavy-metal solo project Davidson fairly regularly surfaces with new material.
The latest song to be revealed is Whatever Lies Before You. A thumper of a composition that hurtles out of the speaker festooned in pin-badges and fraying denim that finds the listener joining in with the extended bridge.
There is a delightful dampening that gives Whatever Lies Before You a softlight focus and earthy feel. The more it runs through the just under four and three quarter minutes play time the longer the audience wants it to last – whilst completely forgetting this is a band of one – not a full line-up of four.
It has been the best part of three years since the Swedish empyreal-dream creator Luna Green last surfaced with new studio music.
One is minded of watching the aurora-borealis as the absorbing soundscape slowly plays its display through the ears, as the newest single Lotus Interception drifts in to aural range.
There exists a constant of focus in the pulsing bass whilst fracturing flashes of colour switch through the room and as the mind focuses on one trajectory, so another sparks in another direction. It isn’t until the ears are able to refocus on the broader context of pivoting sounds and take in the full range that the full mythological beauty of the spectrum comes in to its full munificence.