The Israeli alt-rock trio REDLINES released the LP Round 1. on the 15th.
Over the past year and a half REDLINES have concentrated on developing a live presence and the addition of their début nine track album (available on bandcamp) will serve to further broaden the audience.
With a faint traditional folk tint under-pinning fairly morose-rock REDLINES are able to deliver music which has an undertow of menacing growl while being something you can happily dance to round a camp-fire.
The heavy vocal weighs the compositions with their emotional reflections, as the bass and guitar bounce one across each other providing both the atmosphere and space from which the guitar traverses from light-footstep to shackled distortion.
The second track on Round 1.Cocaine is my pick of the release with its shifts in tempo that spring like compressed coils around the room.
The Israeli new-wave duo Deaf Chonky release the LP FARSH on the 30th.
From the forthcoming LP, Shirley, is the first track and with little doubt FARSH will be an LP to grab hold of on release.
The sinews of flexed biceps pummel through the speakers as Deaf Chonky deliver a track that bristles with indignation at a world of political fights from the last Century which are destroying prospects of a cohesion in the region, longed for by the generation who will have to deal, yet again, with the consequences of bloated bellies and wallets of historical blinkered geo-political flag waving.
Adi Bronicki and Tamka Minsky have only within the past year got together to form Deaf Chonky – a play on the Russian word девочки (Girls) – yet have already been able to put out a blistering début six track LP MOSTLY FARSH (available on bandcamp) and judging by Shirley, FARSH will be a blinder too.
The Israeli prog-rock band Long Day release their début LP Perhaps Too Long on the 31st.
Long in gestation – Long Day were formed in 2013 and have battled through adversity to finally to get to what they wanted and the just under fifty five minute, nine track release (available on bandcamp) sums up the journey thus far. With tracks ranging betwixt three and five minutes they conclude the album with an expressive sigh of relief in the closing thirteen minutes and seventeen seconds of All The Walls.
One can sense the palpable repose that finally they can let their hair down in All The Walls, a track which expounds of the alleviation of finally cutting the LP, in an extended composition that consists of two minutes and thirty eight seconds of joyful puppy play followed by nine minutes and fifty nine seconds of silence and a final forty seconds of gnawing on bones – how could this not be my pick of the release?