The Croatian alt-rock band Embassy 516 release the LP Correlation tomorrow.
With a different sound to music of their previously featured – Ghosts – the third of the fourteen tracks on the album, has an art-rock stridency that is paired with a cinematic soundscape to create a song that builds ever more expansive imagery and rivulets of exploration through its approaching three and eleven twelfths minutes of duration.
It was back at the tail end of 2015 that the Croatian rock band Media Stres last featured.
Having spent time developing their live presence it is good to discover Media Stres have found time to record new material.
Previously a trio now a quartet with the addition of Arian Peharda adding a second guitar, Media Stres have been able to create a richer sound as is evidenced in their most recent track, Pi, which was released on the 14th.
The Croatian alt-rock trio The Moose Rush release the LP Don’t Pick Your Noise later in the year.
Them Moose Rush
From the forthcoming album – Radio Violence – is a less angular sound than much of their material previously featured with a growling backbone that rails against the propagandised normalisation of oppression through mind-numbing mundanity.
The Croatian synth-weave project Someday I Will Miss You has featured regularly over the past approaching three years.
Someday I Will Miss You
The latest track to surface – Nine Days – which was revealed earlier in the month is the lightest of texture thus far to appear, yet, rather running away in afeared countenance Someday I Will Miss You is able entice the listener back and unveil a track that becomes ever darker in temperament as it progresses through the just over four minutes construct.
As the crystal glass shatters across the room, so the refracted colour spectrum shines through the visual field and underplayed malcontent comes to the fore, resulting in the listener being encased in cloths of many colours in which they are invited to rest upon a throne to contemplate the soundtrack.
Well ripped muscle-tone confidently strides in to the room as Mind Zoo combine a soupçon of metal with grumbling rock, which they wield with a controlled pose as the two guitars steer the sound across broad landscapes whilst simultaneously being tightly tethered by precision drumming and throbbing bass, through which a more than capable vocal is able to flex between sweeping breaths and growling larynx.
With only three songs that I have been able to hear, which came in the form of the triple track single Temple Of The Heart (available on bandcamp), Mind Zoo are a band I look forward to hearing more of in short order.