The US slow-wave project Sdtrk will be releasing the EP – Crying Out Love. – in March.
From the forthcoming release – Dance Like Everybody’s Watching – is seven and almost three quarters of a minutes worth of hypnotic ambience in which the listener is invited to lay back their head on a soft pillow and drift into a trance.
Incongruously, given the measured flow of the resultant mesmerism, Sdtrk is a prolific creator of larghetto soundtracks in which the audience is quietly massaged to restful meditation and for this, I, extend my gratitude.
Last week they released their début LP The Future Is Close Enough and an album you should add to your back pocket as it is a fascinating eight track LP of wretched gloom that reminds of how the UK has once again revolved back in to a Dickensian Workhouse – with A Christmas Carol, far from in Scrooge, creating a character of contempt, the structural desires of the plutocracy of the 21st Century is clearly a template in to which society is intentionally being dissolved.
My selection from the The Future Is Close Enough is the fourth track – Mild Learning Difficulties.
Haley Ganis is a country-blues creator from the USA.
Revealed earlier this month was the three track eponymous single – a veritable twisty journey of Western-rock and lamenting Country which Haley is able to deliver with a singular honesty that seems to reach out of the speakers with outstretched embrace and genuine inclusiveness, without becoming a cloying sweetness of artificiality.
I am aware I often ask you to step outside your comfort zone to consider the music postulated as worthy of your time and I am also aware how frequently folks sneer at Country and Western – you will also know there are no genre close-off points on the site with music being considered for your consideration purely based on the contribution I feel it adds to the weave of the rich tapestry of life.
Give the closer Travelin’ West a run out and I assure you – your time will be well spent.