The Kyoto (Japan) quartet of あっこりんりん (Accorinrin) (Vocal / Guitar), よよよしえ (Yoyoyoshie) (Guitar / Backing Vocals), ひろちゃん (Hiro-chan) (Bass / Backing Vocals) and ぽっぷ (Kahokiss) (Drums / Backing Vocals) who form the new wave band おとぼけビ～バ～ (Otoboke Beaver) release the LP ITEKOMA HITS on the 15th of March.
The fourteen track album (available on bandcamp) fizzes with an unbridled energy that covers the listener with a coat of bursting bubbles which launch them on to the dance-floor to pogo with the snarling snaps of the tracks.
あなたわたし抱いたあとよめのめし (You Are The One After Me – I Want Another) is the penultimate song.
The St Petersburg (Russian Federation) quartet who go by the letters – A. (Guitar / Bass). K. (Vocals), M. (Drums / Backing Vocals) and I. (Guitars / Backing Vocals) forming the blackmetal band Epitimia released the EP Нить (Thread) yesterday.
A five track release (available on bandcamp) that fills the room with an otherworldly soundscape of soaring and swooping dark-melodic metal that seems to emerge from a wintry forest as the music, although expansive, feels as though blanketed in studio baffled by the absorbency of snowy drifts.
This is an EP to ingest in full to best immerse in to the ethereal weaves of the roughly fifty one minutes release.
The closing track is the just over eleven and three quarters minutes – Древо (The Tree).
For regular readers of the site the dark-dystopia of the Russian project Dark Voice Of Angelique will be familiar. Yesterday the latest LP – Winter Mind Game – was released.
Approximately fifty minutes of spine chilling electronica, organs, percussion and vocal spirit through the room over the nine tracks on the album (which is available on bandcamp).
The release is best enjoyed whilst tethered naked by ankles, wrists and neck, inside a cage within a dripping, condemned mine shaft with flickering candles casting ominous shadows across the limited field of vision.
My pick of the releasing being the just over seven and a half minutes of the sixth track – Fire Warning.
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.