Jimmy Polioudis, from Thessaloniki (Greece) who creates electro-club under the name Vagina Lips releases the LP Generation Y on the 12th.
A couple of tracks have surfaced from the album, which is available on bandcamp, both slightly different in texturing.
Boy June, which is the second of the eight tracks, is woven around an Ennio Morricone guitar through which a filtration of electronica and soft brush vocal gives the listener a sultry massage of the earlobes.
The opening track This Is A Good Life, which is a more pressing flesh tease for the dance-floor, as longer stay readers will know – if it works in a dimly lit basement it is going to appeal – and will not be surprised I have chosen to feature in a composition that would have sat well in Heaven – Charing Cross in the early ’80s.
The quintet of George Nikas (Vocals / Guitar), Stefanos Mitsis (Guitar), Alex Bolpasis (Bass), Vangelis Mitsis (Keys) and Dimitris Doumouliakas (Drums) from Athens (Greece) who form the dark-psychedelia band Holy Monitor released the LP II on the 12th.
The seven track, approximately thirty seven minutes, album (available on bandcamp), fills the room with thundery clouds of motorik beat which they are able to bend away from the angularity of pace with the bleeding electronica to create music that even given its dour shadowing finds the audience laying in supine relaxing comfort gazing with glassy eyes at indistinct shapes on the ceiling as the tracks weave their mysterious journey through the mind.
The trio of Antonis Karakostas (Guitars / Loops / Programming), Nicholas Kondylis (Bass) and George Nanopoulos (Drums) from Thessaloníki (Greece) who form the instrumental-rock band The Fog Ensemble release the LP Throbs on the 19th.
The Fog Ensemble
The seven track album is available on bandcamp and comes three years after their début is marked, on the basis of the one piece around from the album, by more subtle strokes than their previous fairly punchy previous work.
Replacing the forefront of compressed coils of guitar, of previous compositions, with aired textures of multi-dimensional electronica, as disported in Lighthouse, the opener of the LP, has enabled The Fog Of Ensemble to create mystical cinematographic luxuriant layers which soar through the room, captivating the listener in their ethereal presence.
A mesmerising approximately thirty six minutes, ten track album (available on bandcamp), in to which the audience can feel their inner being sublimate with each becoming indistinguishable from the other.
The hypnotically entrancing combinations of various instruments, particularly the dream-state theremin and ethereal vocal drift though the room casting their bewitching spell in to which the listener pleasurably succumbs.
The fourth track Τα Μαλλιά Της (Her Hair) being my pick of the release.
The Greek duo Dark En Ciel released the etherealwave single Aura on the 3rd, featuring the vocals of Natalia.
Dark En Ciel
The shadowy shapes of the electronica melt, like warm chocolate, around the otherworldly lustre of the vocals, creating a song which, whilst melancholic of texture, creates a sense of calm restfulness in the listener.
Four years in to existence as Dark En Ciel, whilst both also address their other musical projects, Onni and Solifer are finalising details for their début LP as a duo, expected for release later this year.