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Carmella – Bare – Single Review

The dark-synth duo Carmella from the USA are set to release a new single on the 20th.

<b>Carmella - Bare</b>


Bare is the third in a trilogy of singles looked at since September of last year, all of which will feature on their début, as yet nameless, LP planned for release in the second half of this year.

Bare has the lightest mood of the three, but don’t be fooled, by that description, into thinking you will be met with whooping peals of laughter. Carmella produce music which is wrapped in deep layers of synth with a sympathetic expressive vocal whilst poignant keys add a stark counterpoint and this track is immediately recognizable as their signature sound.

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Carmella – The Wild – Single Review

Carmella is a duo from Los Angeles in the USA who have a new single coming out on the 28th September – The Wild.



The Wild finds Carmella in contemplative mood as the music wends its way to the ceiling and drips sounds like a stalactite. The combinations of keys, esoteric computer generated synthetics and a captivating vocal entrap the listener in a mineral deposit of evocative spaciousness. Akin to spectrum physics – there is a slow feed of colour combinations which the duo are able to extrapolate and the mind is captivated by the slowly changing spectral kaleidoscope.

Carmella have been able to deliver most from the contexts by the virtue of slowing the progressions, leaving the audience with plenty of time to follow the threads, whilst leaving touches that demand an instant replay to catch all the nuances.

For those of you who know Carmella this is of far darker textures than you will have heard in the previous release and marks a broad step-forward in the out-put.

I am already looking forward to the next EP.

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Sixteen Jackies – VHS #1 (A Body) – Audio

The US alt-rock quartet Sixteen Jackies release the EP Movie Was Bad tomorrow.

Sixteen Jackies - photo by Carmella Maria

Sixteen Jackies – photo by Carmella Maria

The second of the four tracks on the EP – VHS #1 (A Body) – was revealed less than a dozen hours ago.

Having had the opportunity to listen to two of the tracks, with each being of different countenance, I can attest on this basis that Movie Was Bad is something to add to the collection.

With the option of either the opening song You Came a luscious layering of gazey guitar led by a beguiling vocal or VHS #1 (A Body) to feature there is little possibility I would choose anything other than a track that has a bass guitar strung so loosely you can almost see the wires poking out of the speakers with the synth taking supporting role as guitar and percussion add a dark presence with the sparse vocal menacing the ears.

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