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.
The final selection of 2017 for the Editors’ Choice for Band Of The Month.
Before the year closes I would once again like to thank all the musicians from around the world for their endeavours, whether they make contact, are ever featured or not – you do make the world a brighter place, thank you. Somehow I feel the video shot live in pouring rain with fans enjoying the music in this the Editors’ selection for this month extrapolates this thought far better than text can ever express…
The latest song to surface ועינייך שקט (And Your Eyes Are Quiet) was revealed in advance of an extensive tour and showcases the hypnotic vocal in a ballad in which the mind becomes transfixed and exemplifies why there is a strong fanbase.
The Russian gothic-spire duo VEiiLA released the LP Dive on the 7th.
The haunting beauty of the vocal of Vif Nütefills, akin to a Brocken spectre, captivates the attention whilst two synths wrap silky webs around the listener as the electro-drums manipulated by Bes Eiredt fasten the listener in wet leather which dries around the wrists, leaving the audience writhing in tightly bound ecstasy.
The six track album (available on bandcamp) is best heard in a echoing dimly lit dungeon with candles dripping across the torso.
The third song is the six and just over a third minutes – Mantra and my pick of the release.