A new video surfaced last week from a concert at the Yerevan State Puppet Theatre of the track Room N11 – which is a darker countenance than music of their previously featured, shining a light on a band, who, were it not for geo-political location would, I am certain, have a more globally known face.
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
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 Cambodia based delta-blues outfit Krom last featured back in 2015, making their latest track, Laugh Or Cry, a welcome opportunity to catch-up.
Instantly, on hitting play the gnarled sound emitting from the speakers, is recognisable.
The twisted blues bend through the local influences to deliver a track that once again retains the attention as it takes a side-wards glance at the invidious wanton destruction of sustainable ecological and societal anchors for nothing more than insatiable greed.
Why it has taken over three years to return to the Indian Ska outfit The Ska Vengers is a mystery of its own creation.
The Ska Vengers
Although not a new song, nor even of a recent performance, the track Shut Your Mouth, captured live in England has this past week been made available. In the fond hope of new material, a reminder of The Ska Vengers.
Special mention is made to Karan Joseph, who died last year and plays keys in this performance.
The duo of Joshua Frank (Bass) and Tom Ng (Guitar / Vocals) who form the trippy-blues band Gong Gong Gong, based in Beijing (China) releases the AA side single Siren / Something’s Happening on the 9th of November.
Gong Gong Gong
Stripping back the sounds until the skeleton is almost visible Gong Gong Gong deliver tracks which form a primordial presence in the room.
Siren (available on bandcamp) is a composition in which the percussive guitar slips and slides beneath the melodies of the bass and textured by the hazed vocal creating the mystical demeanour of their music.
Gong Gong Gong are currently touring in the USA.
25th– Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Parquet Courts
27th – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore w/ Parquet Courts
28th – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz w/ Parquet Courts
10/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville on w/ Eaters
10/19 – Queens, NY @ Outpost Artists Resources
30th – Washington DC @ Black Cat w/ Flasher, Public Practice
3rd – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern w/ Flasher, Public Practice
4th – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout w/ Flasher, Public Practice
5th – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/ Flasher, Public Practice
12th – Patterson, NJ @ The Red Wheelbarrow w/ Flasher, Public Practice