Recently to surface as live version video sessions were a couple of songs from the Somewhere In Dreamland EP which features Emma Broughton – vocals and flute.
A plethora of instrumentation is deployed within the four compositions on the EP affording an ethereal quality – the homestyle recordings elevating the otherworldiness of the release are captured in the opening track Speedball.
The French instrumental prog-rock quartet MAJJ release the LP Relapse on the 21st.
A six track album (available on bandcamp) which is opened by Burned Skin Will Heal.
Burned Skin Will Heal is a track that minds of a blazing orange sunset setting behind distant hills, creating a vision of wide horizons and stark contrasts of light, dark and sharpened shapes. There is also something intangibly science-fiction about the track, vaguely referencing Jeff Wayne’s musical of H. G. Wells – War Of The Worlds.
Although over four years since last featured on hitting play the distinctive soundtrack immediately resonates.
The dark ambient electronica of Another Shot, the first song to appear from the forthcoming album, on which it is the ninth track, bubbles through the room like encroaching flood water inexorably seeping through cracks to inevitably engulf all in its way.
The French trippy-electro project Suken released the single View on the 24th, itself extracted from the forthcoming six track LP of the same name.
Suken – Views – artwork
Ever creating music of immersive imagination, Views, adds a further twist and update to a fascinating back-catalogue which has seen no additions for the past couple of years.
The three and a half minutes of progressive electronic psychedelia of Views, available on bandcamp, generates the sense of a car in a traffic queue progressing up a steep hill with a lurching momentum of rapid forward progression abrubtly shuddering to a halt on a slipping clutch and rocking back and forth prior to accelerating forward another cars length, whilst the vocal serenely cycles at its own and steady pace past the window.
The France based warmwave creator Alessio Peck is working towards the release of the EP Canzonette for early next year.
The first track to surface from the forthcoming release Baby I Want You (available on bandcamp) is a hazy mirage of luscious analogue keys, sliding strings and soft focus voice, signposting of a début EP which will be one to pop in to the shopping basket once available.