The US synthwave quartet Other Americans released their eponymous LP on the 29th of June.
Other Americans – Photo by Mike Alexander
The second of the six songs on the LP – Make Me Afraid – has a mix of the retrospective and current in the soundtrack which combines bright light and deep shadows to deliver a song that has a sweeping elegance which is underpinned by a looming menace in a composition written in the context of the fears and pleasures of trusting to falling in love.
The Polish newwave quartet Raus! Of My Eyes release the LP R!OME Locuta, Causa Finita on the 28th.
Raus! Of My Eyes
A fiery seven track album (available on bandcamp) which is all over in a margin under ten and three quarter minutes.
An album casting wary glance at the pillars of the state – the opening track takes fire at Dziennikarze (journalists) and reflects a commonality of thought held across many countries globally that mainstream media isn’t widely trustworthy.
The Polish ambient-drone duo Abstractkultur releases the single How Many? on the 27th.
The first song to surface from the three track single (available on bandcamp) is the closer and title song- How Many? which showcases their creative technique, of blending samples, wind instrument, electronica, instrumentation and natural percussion in to softly unfurling minimalist threads of extended music, this track lasting for a margin under eight and seven twelfths minutes.
A five track release (available on bandcamp) that drifts through the room in quiet perambulation as the roughly twenty three minutes EP captures a primordial connection with the listener, which holds them steadfast in the wistfully melancholic compositions.
My selection from Might Be Something being the hypnotic closer Eucalypt Ghost.
A few hours ago the Indian ambient-rock trio Ioish revealed the LP Reconstructing Dreams.
The six song, approximately twenty seven minutes, album is comprised of luxuriant layers of progressive-rock that build quiet architectural complexities of multi-faceted washes that keep the listener focused within the angularity and extemporised feel of the compositions.