The Brisbane (Australia) based darkwave project Edith Thomas Furey releases the LP Sleep Well, My Love on the 9th.
A six track release, which fills the room with slowly revolving electronica and guitar, with a submerged vocal enticing the audience – and minds of diving headlong in to the tightly packed petals of a Carnation to explore each fold in greater detail.
The songs each offer a different angle of dappled shadow which hold the attention, much like a hummingbird studiously supping nectar from delicate, complex, yet sweetly scented flowers.
Flexagon the ambientwave project from Guernsey released the single The Gift on the 4th.
As always, the music, reflects of a spacious and mind-boggling universe enticing the listener in to its cavernous spaces to explore the fractals of expanding electronica.
The Gift (available on bandcamp) refers to a musical instrument – a toombi – which was won in a raffle and gifted to Flexagon.
With no previous experience of the one stringed instrument, Flexagon, has taken the unusual option of using a bow to deliver a track in which the distinctive string can be readily identified, muted though it is under the rich tapestry of hypnotic synthesis, to create a just over eight minutes composition which holds the listener transfixed.
The US new wave acts Kepi Ghoulie and The Copyrights have joined forces to release the LP Re-Animation Festival which comes out on the 8th.
A ten track album (available from Electric Pop Records) that harks back to unencumbered garage rock as the high octane free-spirited charge of swarming guitar, punch bass, snapping drums and infectious vocal surge in to the room filling the listener with a boost of enthusiastic energy to burn in a pogo.
You just know that 2019 is going to be tip-top year when the Turkish new-wave band Reptilians From Andromeda launch a new track within the first 48 hours of it beginning.
Surfaced yesterday was the song Doll Witch – as always turn up the speakers and let the windows-frames rattle to their own hearts content.
Pulsing bass-lines and bleeding guitar are harried by impatient drums while the signature vocals snarl in to ears – all for it to fall abruptly in to silence a margin over two minutes after commencing.
Is it too early to be starting the long-list for ‘Track of the year 2019’ – I wonder?