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 US triphop creator Andrew Riley released the LP Adrift on the 18th.
Andrew Riley – Adrift – artwork
A collaborative album (available on bandcamp) with each of the tracks featuring one of the Japanese vocalists まりか (Marika), ケイコ ヨシムラ (Keiko Yoshimura) or the US singer Ami, barring the sixth and penultimate tracks.
The immersive, approximately forty two minutes, ten songs on the LP finds the mind completely absorbed in the downtempo ambient warmth of the intangible beauty of the combinations of molten electronica, strings, keys and haunting voices – with time passing unnoticed.
My selection from the album being the fourth – R.P.G. which features ケイコ ヨシムラ.
The Japanese DnB producer 3X6 released the single Sacrifice on the 27th of July.
A three track single (available on bandcamp) which fill the room with a dark throbbing industrial presence in to which the listener entrusts their very being, losing sense of time and space in the enveloping roughly eighteen minutes of psytrance.
The Japanese based New Zealand ambient drone project There’s too much revealed the latest song 生四 Farisa (the girl with the golden voice) on the 4th.
There`s too much
Unlike previous material featured by There’s Too Much since introduction in 2013, 生四 Farisa (the girl with the golden voice), doesn’t fill the room with an oppressive dystopian darkness – though do bear in mind drone is never chirpy, it does however fill the room with a carrier signal which burrows deep in to the mind, extending for a margin under six and five sixths minutes.