With a greater emphasis on instrumentation than previous features the first track to surface from the album, I Love My Boyfriend, which was released on the 22nd as a standalone single and is available on bandcamp, opens with a bulging bass-line (how could I not be enamoured?) prior to dissolving in to a dreamlike composition that unfurls as though in slow motion, in to which the mind becomes entranced by the hazy soft brushes of the song.
The almost three year gap in last being featured coincides with the release of the LP The Great Cybernetic Depression rather than purely my own incompetence.
The New Zealand nowave creator Jonathan Bree releases the LP Sleepwalking on the 8th of June.
Jonathan Bree – Sleepwalking – artwork
A musician who always creates songs of creamy synthesised intrigue hence why a stalwart of the site since introduction in 2014 and on the basis of the songs I have heard from Sleepwalking (available on bandcamp) the full release seems set to be one to add to the collection with some urgency.
The most recent track to surface, the second of the eleven on the album is Boombox Serenade.
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.
The New Zealand synth-rock quintet DEAF will be releasing their début and eponymous EP later in the year.
At present there is only one song around (available on bandcamp) which comes from the forthcoming release – TRUANCY.
There is a brooding darkness of overarching melancholia which drifts through the track which is counterbalanced by brightly lit vocal and glistening fret-board rotating around the two synths that holds a reference of retrospective to early Factory Records releases which enables the quintet to deliver a just over four and a half minutes reveal of haunting beauty and I look forward to hearing more in short order.
Those of sharper hearing may recognise the voice of Luke Kavanagh from the drone outfit Sunken Seas.
The New Zealand thermal-groove duo Three Feathers are planning to release their début LP this year.
Not a duo in an enormous rush, which suitably matches the songs which drift through the room as though riding an albatross borne on a warm current gliding over the oceans, as it was back in 2013 they formed, however it was not until April of last year that the first song – Make It Good – was made more widely available and on the 16th the second – Know It Well (both available on bandcamp).
Pull up a comfortable chair, settle back and let yourself be encircled in the soft folds of Three Feathers.