Death To Ponies ( 小马之死 ) – Mangez – EP Review

It was back in September I introduced the China based outfit Death To Ponies ( 小马之死 ), they have just released an EP.

Death To Ponies ( 小马之死 ) - Mangez

Death To Ponies ( 小马之死 ) – Mangez

It may seem extravagant to title a one track release as an EP, however the nineteen and a quarter minutes of Mangez justifies the billing.

Originally intended as part of an LP, Death To Ponies elected to release the intended hour and a half double album as three EPs. Mangez being the second of the release series.

The extended psychedelic piece takes the listener on a journey of sound and imagination as the quartet combine electronic instrumentation, drums, vocal and dreamy synthetics. Although a track of three distinct parts, much like a play at the theatre, Mangez is best delivered in one sitting where nothing seems extraneous.

My advice, head over to bandcamp, pay what you like and add this to your playlist for those reflective moments.

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Rocquette – Go Pirates – Video

The Austrian rock band Rocquette were initially introduced in April 2012.

Rocquette - Photo by Robert Schöller

Rocquette – Photo by Robert Schöller

Whilst the material sounds very familiar, in the intervening couple of years Rocquette have developed more finesse as evidenced in Go Pirates a single released in the latter half of last year. It somehow seems appropriate that Rocquette released the video on Saturday 8th February, the second weekend of the 6 Nations Rugby tournament.

You may be wondering why I am only getting round to publishing this on the following Friday and why so few band and release reviews compared to audio and video only articles – for that an explanation is due. Someone I know is having a pretty bad run health-wise at the moment and five of us are working a rota to provide them with 24 hour a day support at home, which means I am not around so much at present and rather than leave blank days on the site, I am writing well ahead of publication time to ensure that even though it may not be standard fare for the website, at least the latest music videos are still being published. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. I hope you bear with me.

Go Pirates – Single – Rocquette is available on iTunes*.

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Desperate Journalist – Mistakes – Video

Desperate Journalist released an EP in the latter half of last year – Cristina.

Desperate Journalist - Photo by Josh Thornton

Desperate Journalist – Photo by Josh Thornton

From the EP is a new video for – Mistakes.

Cristina – EP – Desperate Journalist is available on iTunes*.

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Skreamer – Bad Trip – Video

The English band Skreamer have just released a new video for Bad Trip.

Skreamer

Skreamer

First looked at back in January of last year, Skreamer, have developed an ever growing fan-base in the Benelux. The video for Bad Trip, which comes from the LP Blackened Earth, is clips from a recent trip to Belgium.

Blackened Earth – Skreamer is available on iTunes*.

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