Ange Takats & Buddy Peace – Ballerina – Audio

Ange Takats & Buddy Peace are a Thailand based, Australian alt-folk creator and an English, Laos based beats creator respectively.

Ange Takats & Buddy Peace

Ange Takats & Buddy Peace

Having met in Laos they decided to work together and the result is the EP Riverside Rearview which came out earlier this month and is available on bandcamp.

An absorbing five track, approximately eighteen minutes, collection of songs which combine samples, acoustic guitar and an expressive vocal.

The second track Ballerina being my pick of the release.

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VEiiLA – Mantra – Audio

The Russian gothic-spire duo VEiiLA released the LP Dive on the 7th.

VEiiLA

VEiiLA

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.

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Deer – Wild Eyes – Video

The Hong Kong based electro-rock duo Deer revealed their latest track on the 1st.

Deer - Wild Eyes

Deer

Wild Eyes is more guitar orientated than music of theirs previously while retaining the underpinning of electronica allowing them to deliver a song which fills the room in a deep-purple haze as the mesmeric vocal takes the spotlight.

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Love X Stereo – Instalove – Video

The South Korean electrowave band Love X Stereo released the LP 37B on the 30th of November.

Love X Stereo - Instalove

Love X Stereo

Love X Stereo are a band who first featured in 2013 and have always  been able to bring a fresh set of paint brushes to the canvass of electro-dance.

The ten tracks on 37B being no exception to the rule with Instalove, the fourth having a dreamy air to the song.

37B – Love X Stereo is available on iTunes.*

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Nemra – Born In 94 – Single Review

The Armenian electro-rock band Nemra revealed the single Born In 94 on the 3rd.

Nemra

Nemra

For a while now Nemra and I have been exchanging emails with timing never quite being matched, so it is with some delight, finally everything has aligned with Born In 94.

Immediately on hitting play the listener finds themselves joining in with the skipping beat that joyfully steps through the room. Keys and bass conjoin to deepen the score marks of the footsteps while the guitar is freed to give the song its texturing while the vocal pirouettes through the ears leaving the audience delighted to have spent time in their company.

As importantly Nemra are not a one trick pony as they are equally adept are delivering more compacted blues infused rock’n’roll and it comes as no surprise they are well received in their locale, it is however a sadness that their music is not better known internationally.

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