The Million Reasons – Dizzy – Single Review

The US blues-rock quartet The Million Reasons released the one track plus one remix single Dizzy on the 14th.

The Million Reasons

The Million Reasons

The original version of Dizzy (available on bandcamp) is a heading towards five and three quarters minutes of finely blended and calmly delivered melodious balmy blues-rock. Meandering through the room in filters of a progressive psychedelic lens The Million Reasons have created a song in to which the listener unhitches from the world around and loses themselves in immersive imaginations of their own with little desire to reconnect once the song has drifted in to silence.

Even the radio friendly cut runs to over four minutes, though inevitably, I do recommend the original over the snipped song.

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L 1 P S – Stubborn – Audio

The US downtempo project L 1 P S released the LP Yellow on the 14th.

L 1 P S - Stubborn

L 1 P S

The six track, roughly twenty one minutes, LP slowly rotates through the room in a floating ball of fuzzy synthesis and instrumentation through which the voice emerges akin to a chrysalis opening to reveal a folded butterfly slowly filling its wings with blood and revealing the array of lustrous colours.

Stubborn is the opening track.

Yellow – EP – L 1 P S is available on iTunes.*

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22Cats – Forever Low – Audio

The alt-rock quartet 22Cats, from Hong Kong, will be releasing the EP Undecided at The Orange Room, Wai Yip Street, Hong Kong, on the 25th of August.

22Cats

22Cats

An intoxicating mix of minimalist and maths rock laid to an ambient hush and extended instrumental in the second song to surface from the EP – Forever Low – allows 22Cats to create an experimental, though readily comprehensible, roughly six minutes, composition.

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Jay Draper & The Subterraneans – Land Of Anxiety – Audio

On the 14th the Canadian electro-rock duo Jay Draper & The Subterraneans released the AA side single Inside Out / Land Of Anxiety.

Jay Draper & The Subterraneans - photo credit - Tyrone Islington

Jay Draper & The Subterraneans – photo credit – Tyrone Islington

There is a depressive sadness to the music which is difficult to specifically identify, though nonetheless the thread holding the two tracks central fulcrum giving the material an almost fatalistic air of hopeless despondency.

This dour mood stands as a stark contrast to the expansive compositional range of the tracks, particularly in my pick of the release Land Of Anxiety, which is laced with soaring gothic arches of synthesis and voice. On listening to the roughly eight and three quarters minutes of the two songs (available on bandcamp) don’t expect a catharsis as, in this release, Jay Draper & The Subterraneans are not attempting to shine a candle out of a dark tunnel, rather reflect of dark, ominous, entrapment.

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wwoman – FOA – Single Review

The US groovemove project wwoman revealed the song FOA on Friday.

wwoman

wwoman

If you have ever been to a ’70s themed disco night or were attending at the time – you will know exactly what to expect on hitting play – if you haven’t it may come as something of a surprise in to what affairs they can quickly turn.

The quivering synths invite the listener to a dimly lit corner of the dance-floor for a knee trembler as the insistent beat soaks in to the spine with the electronica wrapping through the hips and pressing closer and with a matching desire while the vocal whispers breathily in to the ears.

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