From the LP Any Human Heart, which is scheduled for later in the year, Fear Of Heights is the second track to surface.
Opening with a sequence of piano the track melts like chocolate in a warming bowl merging hushed merges of vocal, percussion, guitars and electronics to be joined by a scintillating harp which gives the track a distinctive other-worldliness.
Whilst somewhat leaping from current reality Jozzef projects the music to future generations. In a just under three and a half minute track – War Is Over, which for its very title stretches out embrace from arms not of the here and now in a composition which has a dreamy quality that challenges the listener to reconsider their acceptance of the equilibrium of today.
Jozzef has a sentience of protest, which rather than being confrontational suggest another path and certainly musically one worth exploring and I look forward to hearing more from him to follow this, his, début single.
The Israel based gaze-rock duo Saint God released the two track single Narasvette on the 6th.
Saint God – Narasvette – artwork
The title track, like a chamsin, fills the room with an oppressive dust storm and a sense of isolation which wraps around the listener in a screen of distortion. Causing the mind to loose sense of relative perspectives and becoming ever more disposed to merely finding bearings.
The malcontent of the sounds of Narasvette (available on bandcamp) wrack the mind into shattered fragments as the shards of silicate graze over the audience leaving them feeling as though their mind has been scrubbed with a pumice-stone.