Ioish – Yugen – Audio

The Indian ambient-rock trio Ioish released the LP We Move The Sky on the 20th.

Ioish

Ioish




The fourth of the six tracks on the LP Yugen eases its way into the room as though caught in a light breeze as the electronics and instrumentation quietly flow to the accompaniment of brushed percussion.

Yugen extends for over seven minutes and the first three and a third lull the listener into a calm relaxation before breaking out like a typhoon suddenly appearing as heavy guitar riffs explode from nowhere along with a the brushes being replaced by sticks on the drums as the tempo picks up with an ever increasing impetus of percussion for the next three and a third before quietly fading away into silence.

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Ykiki Beat – Modern Lies – Video

The Japanese indie-rock band Ykiki Beat were introduced last year.

Ykiki Beat - Modern Lies

Ykiki Beat

From the LP When The World Is Wide, the second of the eight tracks Modern Lies combines both a hazy layer of synth as well as a punchy pace giving the track an immediate resonance with the listener that has them coming back for more.

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Наадя (Naadia) – Омут (Whirlpool) – Video

Наадя (Naadia) is a Russian dream-wave quintet.

Наадя (Naadia)

Наадя (Naadia)




Combining synths and instrumentation together with an evocative vocal allows Наадя (Naadia) to deliver music that soars around the room like a murmuration of Starlings sweeping across the skies.

From their eponymous LP, the fifth of the eleven tracks Омут (Whirlpool) wraps the listener in tender embrace as shifts of pace and intensity massage the body and soul. Наадя (Naadia) is able to invest the track with the passion and gentleness of exploring a lovers body as the instrumentation and synthetics glide around in shifting patterns of touch, whilst the voice soothes and teases.

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TIGERBERRY – Quiet The Mind – Audio

The Russian synth-wave trio TIGERBERRY released a new track a couple of days ago.

TIGERBERRY - Quiet The Mind

TIGERBERRY

Quiet The Mind flows smoothly round the ears as though on waxed skis as the slowly evolving synths envelop the mind to which the drums and guitar add body to the billowing clouds and the softly delivered vocal lulls the listener into a trance.

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Taiko Super Kicks – メニイシェイプス (Many Shapes) – Video

The Japanese psychedelic-indie band Taiko Super Kicks released the LP Many Shapes on the 23rd.

aiko Super Kicks - Many shapes - artwork

aiko Super Kicks – Many shapes – artwork




The opening and title track of the nine on the album メニイシェイプス (Many Shapes) eases its way slowly into the room like a soft brush as Taiko Super Kicks fold the dampened guitar into stretching cymbals giving the track a retro ’60s brit-rock feeling.

Taiko Super Kicks add a topping of light frosting to メニイシェイプス (Many Shapes) which, along with the the measured vocal, gives the track its psychedelic tincture.

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