Combinations of eastern European traditions of guitar and western European current electronica enable LIANA to deliver songs which have an alluring primordial resonance tied around a composite-carbon mast affording the music the ability to sink deep in to the marrowbone, while simultaneously handy to take to a party to drop in to the mix when moments need a lift.
The most recent song is Psycho – which has been undergoing revisions throughout its journey with the final version surfacing only this month.
The alternative rock quartet St. Tropez from the Netherlands will be launching a new LP on the 1st of May from 18:00 to 20:00 (CEST) at what will be their pop-up studio in one of the units at Lil ‘Amsterdam – Amstelpassage – on the East side of Amsterdam Central Station.
Three songs have surfaced from the album with The Other and its fibrous tautology being my pick of those I am able to share.
The Hungarian, Netherlands ambient-electronica duo Dream Map released the single Time on the 13th.
Having got together towards the end of last year Dream Map only have two tracks around, both belie the short time they have been together with the well structured and judged compositions transfixing the audience with their unruffled flowing elegance.
The most recent being the just under four and a quarter minutes of Time. A luxurious pillow of radiating electronica heralds the entrance of the absorbing vocal and fills the room with gently undulating washes of colour in to which the listener finds themselves merging as one in with the misty, dreamy soundtrack.
The dancehall undecim Roots Rising from the Netherlands are finalising details of the release of the LP The Root Sessions.
Crisis, in a live recording, a commentary on the continuing damage of grinding the poor which is still continually justified by the 1% as necessary yet caused by the financial greed of that same 1% at the start of this decade which resulting in banks collapsing, is the second song to be to be revealed from the album.