Getting together only a few months ago Wasabi Fire Alarm have veritably sprinted out of the starting blocks with their début LP Two Fingers In A V (available on their website) being released at the tail end of last month.
Self Doubt – the sixth of the ten tracks on the album, which evokes of shifting realities of a mind in the vice of a mental disorder, is underpinned by an expanding and contracting prog-jazz rhythm.
The Swedish variomatic project Anna & The Sea released the EP Out Of The Blue on the 29th of June.
Anna & The Sea
The twenty-oneish minutes, five track, EP (available on bandcamp) glides seamlessly and apparently effortlessly though the room in melting compositions with a poise that belies the frenetic activity under the surface as the intricate compositions build their layers of silky texturing which hold the listener in gentle embrace.
Like A Mother, the second song on Out Of The Blue is my pick of the release.
The Australian gazewave project Sketti Tangles released the single The Long Way Down on the 29th of June.
With a back catalogue of material which is has seen frequent changes of shapes in sound The Long Way Down continues with the heritage in a track which is tinted with hazy cinematography.
The slowly paced composition gradually uncurls its breadth of both natural and synthesised instrumentation,through which the distanced vocal weaves its tempting trail, leaving the listener with a tranquil mind as though having undertaken a half an hour meditation rather than a little less than three and a quarter minutes of aural massage.
Not often surfacing with new material, to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the first Pole in to space, on board Soyuz 30 – they released the one original plus four remixes single Soyuz 30 (Remixes) (available on bandcamp) which does, as it hints, takes the listener back to discothèques of the late ’70s.