White Lemon Delirium – Geddewei – Audio

The trippy-rock quartet of Mirza Lazuardi (Guitar), Farhan Fazrian (Guitar), Prayoga Adhitama (Bass) and Barsya Prastoro (Drums) from Bandung (Indonesia) known as White Lemon Delirium released the LP Mind’s Eye on the 10th.

White Lemon Delirium

White Lemon Delirium

A ten track album (available on bandcamp) which fuses progressive rock, psychedelia and space-rock in to manageable slices and rather than disappearing in to vortex of spiralling hallucinogenics the quartet create music that has a steadying keel in which the listener can find a buoyancy of ready comprehensibility.

By allowing the compositions to have a fairly approachable demeanour they also afford the songs something of an extemporised feel by which the audience finds their mind becoming ever more transfixed.

The antepenultimate track is Geddewei.

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Two Cartoons – Less People (Less Traffic) – Single Review

The haze-rock duo of Bradley Craig and Isaac McFarlane from Dunedin (New Zealand), known as Two Cartoons, released the single Less People (Less Traffic) on the 12th.

Two Cartoons

Two Cartoons

Their back catalogue of music is an intoxicating blend of drifting melancholia laced with party balloons and a dash of sarcasm which enables them to reveal music that burrows its way deep in to the listeners limbic system and Less People (Less Traffic) continues in that vein.

Blurry guitar meanders through the room in stop start motion, as though snuffling the nooks and crannies of the skirting board, while a busy percussion tumbles through the speakers with the vocal bleeding through a hazy voile.

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The Bright Lights – The Rise And The Fall – Single Review

The English new-wave quartet The Bright Lights revealed their latest track – The Rise And The Fall – on the 13th.

The Bright Lights

The Bright Lights

As I have mentioned in previous features, a quartet who keep a low profile, are going even further underground as The Rise And Fall will be their last reveal for a while.

Once again, clear a space to join in with the blustering gale that is The Bright Lights with the hard pressing bass and percussion rattling the window frames, while the guitar bends in to contortions of blistered rock, rock-a-billy chords and in this instance, ska rhythm, to enable their music to always be of a multi-dimensional journey and as ever topped out by the singularity of the mesmeric vocal that is able to shape the songs like a chameleon changing colours.

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Electric Currant – RUST – Audio

The New Zealand industrial-glitch quartet Electric Currant released the two track single CORRODE on the 12th.

Electric Currant

Electric Currant

The two songs are of very different flavour – my selection from the single (available on bandcamp) being the opener RUST – much akin to the release title the listener is left inspecting their speakers just to ensure the acidic, corrosive glitch hasn’t found its way into the cabinets as the nibbled stutter of the electronica leaves the room coated in an acrid steam.

The closer AI – being a softly brushed multilayered RnB weave of voices and instrumentation.

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The Fog Ensemble – Lighthouse – Audio

The trio of Antonis Karakostas (Guitars / Loops / Programming), Nicholas Kondylis (Bass) and George Nanopoulos (Drums) from Thessaloníki (Greece) who form the instrumental-rock band The Fog Ensemble release the LP Throbs on the 19th.

The Fog Ensemble

The Fog Ensemble

The seven track album is available on bandcamp and comes three years after their début is marked, on the basis of the one piece around from the album, by more subtle strokes than their previous fairly punchy previous work.

Replacing the forefront of compressed coils of guitar, of previous compositions, with aired textures of multi-dimensional electronica, as disported in Lighthouse, the opener of the LP, has enabled The Fog Of Ensemble to create mystical cinematographic luxuriant layers which soar through the room, captivating the listener in their ethereal presence.

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