The Philippines instrumental-metal trio Jeebus release their début LP 2005 – 2015 on the 28th.
Long in gestation after, as you will have guessed by the album name, ten years of consideration Jeebus have finally relented and made a release.
From 2005 – 2015 – Christian Boy Goes to Hell has been advance released, which showcases the extemporized nature of the material and hence the reluctance of Jeebus to commit to recording over the intervening decade. With fortune, for those of us not in the Philippines we are able to sample the purity of the creativity of a band who long time ago gave up on discovering a vocalist to join them and put their heads down to creativity, now with the self-belief to decline any invitations by vocalists to audition.
With the confidence to play out melodrama without the expected voice Jeebus have developed an intuition for melodic input without ever loosing the unravelling fulmination of the genre.
The Lebanese alt-rock project مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila) releases the LP Ibn El Leil on the 28th.
مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila) – Ibn El Leil – artwork
A slightly different sound to music featured by over the past couple of years by مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila), الجن (Gin) is reflective of the global inclusive nature of the songs written, which focus on social malaise.
With the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra performing the strings section the album being launched via a concert in The Barbican Centre in London (England) on the 28th for live worldwide viewing on MTV Lebanon at 20:00 UTC.
Travel is a track wrapped in more generous electronics than material previously featured and with the two contrasting voices Russo & Weinberg are able to provide the listener with a rich seam of sound in which to lay, relaxed and comforted, nestled from the world around.
Mentioned in the previous article was their début LP, at the time in progress, Stay has now been released and is available on bandcamp. Travel is the second of the nine tracks.
It is a year and a bit since the Indian indie-rock quintet Yesterdrive were introduced.
The latest track Dread – by Yesterdrive finds them in the anticipated springing footstep as the two tightly strung damped six string guitars pirouette around each other, enhanced by the electronic gadgetry and accompanied by a stretched larynx, are counter balanced by the bass and percussion leaving the listener with nothing to do other than dance around in joyful unison as the pitches meld with easy touch.
Yesterdrive, do not seek to threaten the audience with mendacious soliloquy, rather tempt with sugar coating, at this, they are deft exponents. The just under five minute Dread has taken far longer to write about than it lasts, due completely to joining in with footsteps around the office ending breathlessly at the keyboard.
Due for release on the 30th is the single 脳ミソくれ (Eat Your Brains), in advance of an LP still being finalised – a visceral take on the mass marketing of ideas which become easily accepted lifestyle choices.
Set to a dystopian soundtrack Kuts De Coyote provides a track that reflects of the message being conveyed with an easy to follow electronic beat that disappears into nothing, like water running down a plug-hole, with the ripples of discontent around the edges, which themselves become caught in the flow of easy digestion, whilst a warning bass seeks to form a barrier to stop the nothingness. The vocal becomes ever more insistent before it too disappears into the gloop.