The Danish rock quintet Black Swamp Water are due to release the LP Distant Thunder on the 24th.
Black Swamp Water
The first track to surface from the album, which was itself released as a stand alone single on the 27th of July is the delta-blues number Bitter Harvest, that curls around the audience like the twisted roots of a swamp cypress.
From a recent live session the track Glockster surfaced, which articulates of their breadth of influences and abilities to turn those ideas in to complex compositions which hold the audience enthralled.
Jazz, blends in to gaze, only for angles of maths-rock to spike the curves while becoming creased in to folksy flute yet all allowed to hang in compressed and expanded texturing… Best approached with an open mind and time to hand as in likelihood the listener will find themselves digging the collection of late ’60s and early ’70s LPs in which to reminisce.
With only a couple of tracks to hear, perhaps that is good in some way, as I don’t have another clean handkerchief to hand to dab away the tear streaked eyes.
Wolves – the newest track – flutters the heart with its luscious combinations of keys, percussion, strings and expansive vocal in a just over three and five sixths of a minutes composition that wrest highs and lows of mood from the listener as it bobs around the room.
Whilst the underpinning of Wolves is of a sense worried timidity towards others, ultimately, there is a thought that rather than throwing barbs at all around – a reach of invitation can result in a healing of the silos of self-imagined fear.
The Danish heavy-metal quartet Rolled Up Sleeves released the single Happy & Alone on the 15th.
Rolled Up Sleeves
Quite often one approaches music and wonders what sort of volume would work best with this one? Allow me to help – turn the dial up to eleven – then kick to speakers just to make sure it is all in working order – then – enjoy some good ol’ rock’n’roll.
The Danish electrowave duo Yasmin will be releasing the EP SALAM on the 13th of July.
The second song to surface from the EP, which was itself released as a standalone single that is available on bandcamp on the 15th, Still – showcases their immersive soundtracks.
Combinations of synthesised natural percussion and voices along with electronica creates music that fuses with the synapses of the listener resulting in them, the audience, becoming not a casual observer rather an intrinsic element of the compositions.