The English melancholic folk creator Tina Boonstra is due to release the EP My Concrete Heart (Will Beat Again) on the 2nd of February.
The second song to be revealed from the EP, I Think I See You Now, was also released as a stand alone single on the 12th.
The frail tendrils of the song hang like an spiders web in a meadow on a frosty morning gleaming in the dawn sunlight, slender yet forthright. The open weave and simplicity of the architecture of I Think I See You Now surrounding the fragile vocal, which threatens to splinter as it emerges from the speakers, finds the audience hushed in unwavering attention as the emotionally charged composition floats through the room.
The most recent LP to surface, Back to the Escapism, which came out earlier this month is a bewitching; Roughly twenty three minutes of transfixing electronica and vocal that transports the synapses in to underutilised patterns of brain activity in which the audience can sense their mind remapping.
My pick of the eight on the album (available on bandcamp) being the closer – Trippy Dance.
Dakota Doney is a US alt-rock creator who creates music under the name Nightwalk.
The most recent release, a fourteen track LP, The Abyss showcases the talents of what is self-evidently an able musician.
Songs travel widely including electrowave and rock ‘n’ roll while taking in acoustic led ballad and more along the way, each more than competently executed, finding the audience captured by the array of tracks and unflustered by the changing moods of the album.
My pick of the release being the aptly, project named, fifth song Nightwalk, which infuses a mélange of styles in to the six minutes and ten seconds of its duration and captures the essence of the complete LP.
The Canadian electro-rock project Jay Draper & The Subterraneans released the AA side single Belly Of The Beast / Scatterbrain on the 5th.
Jay Draper & The Subterraneans – photo by Tyrone Islington
Those of longer stay may recall the name Jay Draper from the band The Scarlet Fever, introduced in 2015. The other main collaborator on the project being Justin Minister from the band Amy’s Arms.
Whilst the single (available on bandcamp) is of similar style to their other projects, being combinations of natural instrumentation and synthesis, the music, perhaps unexpectedly given that the other environments being of gothic architecture, brings a slightly different soundtrack to the table.
Three tracks exist, two of which surfaced a few hours ago and although it is only January – I am already transported to Summer in Ibiza.
Turn up the bass, flicker the lights and loose yourself in the deep grooves of a track that you can expect to hear frequently in clubs – Blue.
website (be aware music starts on a one minute loop immediately with no means to stop it other than – on Windows – right clicking the mouse then finding controls, pausing and then finally silence – other operating systems I am unable to advise)