The Australian melodic-metal quintet Oh/Villain release the LP Pilot on the 30th of June.
Combining explosive thrusts with melodic mellow moments Oh/Villain deliver music that displays an adroit ability to balance power with context resulting in songs that take the listener on unanticipated journeys.
Having recently decided to pursue, what has always been a passion, musicianship after a different earlier career path Kacie Thomas only has a few songs around, each cloaked in sweeping brushed vocal.
I am a little late to this, my apologies, Goodbye (Part 1) was sent to me a few weeks ago. The combinations of the mournful piano shrouded by a synthesised vocal which is shadowed in echoing elongation gives the song an ethereal other-worldliness. Extending to just over four minutes the track, despite its spaciousness doesn’t feel greedy of time, with the listener becoming immersed in the soundtrack.
It will be interesting to hear where Kacie Thomas heads next as the songs thus far revealed are all based around the same theme.
The US ambient creator Christian Gibson releases his début LP Cloud Forms tomorrow.
A dozen track album (available on bandcamp) that drifts through the room in atmospheric layering.
A variety of themes are explored in the dreamy collection of songs, with each having its own distinctive sense of being as a diversity of instrumentation, electronica and percussion melt one in to the other. My selection being the fourth – A Castle For Wolves.