On the 5th the Los Angeles (USA) trippy-rock project Psychic Love centred around Laura Peters (Vocals / Various instruments / Keys / Electronica) released the single Go Away Green.
Psychic Love – photo by @oh_jay
Perhaps perspicaciously, in light of the long lasting effects of the psychedelic wash of the previous articlePsychic Love does too deliver tripped out compositions.
Go Away Green unifies, grungy footstep, chanson and dreamwave to create a song that has an almost tangible creamy richness to it which finds the listener futilely reaching out to embrace as it flows through the room.
The unhurried phrases of the composition affords the music the mystical, alluring beauty which holds the audience entranced through the four and a half minutes duration.
The Scottish psychedelic-rock quintet Domiciles released the single Only You on the 29th of September.
Though lasting a smidgen under six minutes the effects of Only You lay with the listener for some considerable time after the event with the synapses having slowed to syncopate with the trippy washes of the echoing guitar and finding little reason to fire back to normal speed in a hurry.
Domiciles are able to immerse themselves and the listener completely in ’60s and ’70s hallucinogenic-rock without sounding out of kilter with the ’10s with their music embracing both the past and the present.
The Swedish heavy-metal quartet Corroded are set to release the LP Bitter on the 25th of January 2019.
Cross, the third of the dozen tracks on Bitter, is the first song to surface from the album and once again evidences why they have remained stalwarts of the rock scene for as long as they have and signals that their fifth album will be another to add to the collection as soon as available.
Red Telephone, a Welsh trippy-rock band, release the single Victoria Park on the 19th.
Red Telephone – photo by by Rhianedd Sion
With only two songs around that I have been able to hear – both attest to a band unafraid to take the path less travelled to deliver their thoughts on the world around.
Vaguely retrospective musically, Victoria Park, is less crammed than their first track, Kookly Rose (available on bandcamp) with Red Telephone quickly identifying that taking ideas out of compositions can conversely leave them feeling more expansive, which in this case allows the track to be both a reminiscence of childhood, while simultaneously contemplative of the here and now.
The Stuttgart (Germany) electro-rock trio of Petr Novak (Vocals / Guitar), Jan Georg Plavec (Synth) and Christian Seyffert (Drums), known as Hawelka, release the LP Liebe Oder Hass on the 19th.
Introduced on the video only site back in 2016, Liebe Oder Hass (available on bandcamp) has a more pressing and compressed delivery, with the keys giving the songs a muddy resonance as they blur the sides of guitar while percussion pulses the eardrums as the expressive vocal gives the material a gritty texturing.
Der Taucher is the second of the nine tracks on the album.