Night Dials is a garage-psychedelia quintet from England.
Night Dials – Waiting At Your Door / Little Flame – artwork
Released digitally last month was the AA side single Waiting At Your Door / Little Flame, a 7″ vinyl is being released on the 30th through Ciao Ketchup Recordings on bandcamp.
Waiting At Your Door, which lasts less then three minutes, finds drenching reverb slowing down the day as Night Dials release their psychedelia dripping lo-fi into the room, wrapping the listener in a sense of suspended animation.
As I write this on a nippy Autumnal morning Waiting At Your Door palpably brings a warmth to the air.
Willy Weird is the acidic-rock vehicle used by the US dark-melody creator Kelley Stoltz to explore different avenues.
Willie Weird – The Scuzzy Inputs Of… – artwork
Set for release on the 30th of October is the LP The Scuzzy Inputs Of… . A track which is marked by the gravel vocal that resonates of the nature of the song as it casts an acerbic eye around the world to which the lilting acoustics stand in sharp contrast, giving the the piece a powerful impact.
It has been a couple of years since the English synth-wave band Modern Blonde last featured.
Modern Blonde – Off The Chain – artwork
The third of the twelve tracks on the LP Off The Chain – 24, finds Modern Blonde with a more gently flowing piece than previous songs featured. 24 is a wave of synths which roll around the room providing a calming palette in which to rest the soul. The insistent beat, whilst unrelenting and a focal point, doesn’t strike of impatience and the additional sequences which develop through the track enhance the tranquillity of the piece. The vocal equally lays in easy to gather layers.
That isn’t to say 24 is a bland piece of music, far from it as Modern Blonde, utilise this more accessible style to add layers of texture to the just under four and a half minute track, in a soundscape that fascinates as much as it relaxes.
The English psychedelic-synth quartet Longwave Club are set to release their début three track eponymous single this month.
Longwave Club – eponymous single – artwork
It is with some pleasure that I find The Longwave Club, who launch the single at Surya in Pentonville Road (London – England) on the 16th have taken a further step into the mossy ground in which I think they work best.
Longwave Club entice the audience across wet sand in Closer, a track which exploits their ability to beguile the listener whilst leading them to a mud-flat in which to luxuriate in ecstatic doom and I am minded of beguiling Sirens as the synths fixate attention. The platform of bass and percussion opens a path to the peril unbeholden as the vocal gently tempts with unrequited promises, gently teasing the audience into a luxuriant flail of hypnotic hopeless adoration.
Somewhat ironically Closer is the opening track on the release.
The Canadian garage-gaze band Library Voices are set to release the LP Lovish on the 6th of November.
The septet merge one into the other in Zzyzx that merges into the ears like watching chocolate slowly melting. Library Voices is able to take the listener from solid mass to viscous flow in a track that lasts a tad over three and a half minutes and the audience is left wishing there was a double extension in which to continue to be massaged.
The highlight, for me, is the catalystic wind instrument, which during the course of a bit-part player in Zzyzx evolves into the fulcrum around which everything relies.
Zzyzx is the fourth of the eleven tracks on Lovish.