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 Israeli new-wave duo Deaf Chonky are set to release the EP Silence Is Violence imminently.
As is fairly typical of this site, as you will know being a regular reader, the interest is in the genuine sound rather the the ironed out processes of the technicalities of mastering and – as raw as it comes – a live version – on its first public outing Frontline – replete with camera shake – misplaced lyric and unintended chord change –
…music as it should be heard…
all the no-nos those ‘more wise’ advise to avoid expressing to the wider world.
The Irish alt-folk creator Chirpy released the LP Real Life on the 27th.
The first thing to capture attention is the stunning vocal that has an hypnotic timbre and a spell from which the listener has no desire to break. Underpinning the layered harmonics of voice is an equally intoxicating range of instrumentation, which includes, harp and guitar amongst others.
Whilst instinctively you may think that folk really isn’t your thing, I assure you once hitting play you will become transfixed and desirous of sinking in to the richness of the roughly nineteen minutes of the six compositions – my selection of which is the third – Heavy Hearted.
Word also arrives of a more extensive eponymous release due in November which I am already looking forward to hearing.
Arson Daily, a US brit-blues trio, released the EP What’s on Your Mind? earlier in the month.
Arson Daily – photo by – Kendall Bailey Photography
Steeped in ’60s rock, Arson Daily reveal music that has the audience stomping alongside, lost in the retro rock ‘n’ roll. That isn’t to say the music sounds in anyway worn out as there is a revitalising energy that bounces through the room as they muse on daily aspects of life, sometimes in reminiscent thought other times with expressions of optimism.
Grab yourself a tumbler of whisky before hitting play and revel in the scent of fading leather-jacket.
My selection from the five track EP is the second – Train.