Robbie Maroon – When – Audio

The Australian mellow-rock creator Robbie Maroon revealed the LP Dream Factory Volume 1 on the 30th of December.

Robbie Maroon

Robbie Maroon

Dream Factory Volume 1 is an eclectic mix of a dozen songs of easy to engage music in which, like a pick ‘n’ mix bag of sweets, the listener will discover a different flavour with each track.

Instrumentation used in various combinations include, piano, electronica, synthesiser, guitar and drum with vocal feeding through the textures.

My pick of the release being the guitar led closer – When.

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Divide And Dissolve – Assimilation – Video

The Australian protest-rock duo Divide And Dissolve release the LP Abomination on the 16th of February 2018.

Divide and Dissolve - photo credit - @sub_lation

Divide and Dissolve – photo credit – @sub_lation

An eight track album of deeply resonating droning instrumentation which seeps in to the cortex, with saxophone, giving the sense of disturbance, surrounded by sustained guitar, incessant percussion and quietly layered synthesis.

With their music reflective of a society in which the indigenous population have been marginalised and treated as interlopers through intended policies and objectives Divide And Dissolve is uncompromisomng in their aim to recalibrate priorities with their music being, intentionally, both challenging and confrontational.

The first song to be revealed – the second on the LP – Assimilation – signposts of a release to which I am looking forward.

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The Creptter Children – Asleep With Your Devil – Video

The Australian goth-metal band The Creptter Children  are due to release the EP Asleep With Your Devil on the 12th of January 2018.

The Creptter Children - Asleep With Your Devil

The Creptter Children

The first track, of the five, to appear from the forthcoming release and title –  Asleep With Your Devil – marks out a new chapter for The Creptter Children who over the past few years have undergone considerable transition in both sound and personnel, first introduced back in 2013,  next featured last year and is a step in to a more industrial sound than their last release.

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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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Tapestry – Dark Shade – Video

The Australian indie-dance quintet Tapestry are finalising the details for an EP set for release in early 2018.

Tapestry

Tapestry

An expansive vocal enables Tapestry to deliver a sound which soars through an impressive and extensive vocal range set against a mellowed back drop of breezy fretboards as the effervescent drum-kit sparks energy.

From the forthcoming EP Dark Shade.

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