The sadcore creator Jan Braathen, from Oslo (Norway), releases the LP In The Shadow Of The Fourth Dimension on the 10th of January 2019.
A thirteen track album, available through Nobel Records, which stretches through a series of guitar based dour ballads in which various guest instrumentalists and vocalists join to give each track a distinctive texture.
Not an LP to bring out at a wedding celebration but most certainly one to accompany more pensive moments where the music accompanies as a reminder although one may be solitary one is not alone.
Having reflected on the isolated moments in the LP, my pick of the release – the eight track – Let’s Cross Another Borderline – is inevitably the most upbeat and inclusive on the release.
The experimental saxophonist Bendik Giske, from Berlin (Germany), releases the LP Surrender on the 25th of January 2019.
Tuck away any learned studies on the art of musical structure which may be to hand prior to going anywhere near the eight track album (available on bandcamp) as Bendick Giske explores both the physical and metaphysical boundaries of the interrelationships between sound, mind and body.
The second track – Adjust (lasting for a tad under six and two thirds minutes) takes the listener on an outer-body experience to closely examine the layers of ones own dermis.
Taking elements from their earlier material Shoulder has a more shimmered dreamy context to much of the previous songs as bending guitar flows within the persistency of the drum which marries rims, tight snare and loosened bass-kick giving the song its warming constitution.
Vocal and synthetics melt in to richly textured harmonics while bass ebbs and flows, akin to a strobing illumination from a lighthouse, affording Shoulder its pulsing texture.
All of which meld in to a track which washes through the room filling it with a shimmering ambient glow.
Vasco Oliveira is a sadcore-folk musician from Porto (Portugal) who performs as Olivae.
Having taken a run through the back catalogue I merely suggest having a pile of clean handkerchiefs to hand to wipe away tears prior to opening up the music.
A little late to the latest release, A Place To Stay (available on bandcamp), which came out earlier this month – apologies.
A song which resonates of gently played strings of acoustic guitar, breaking vocal, both, brushed with the soft keys and hushed vocal of Sara Teixeira creating its own tear streak that catches all those it touches.
On the 15th the death metal quartet Bradi Cerebri Ectomia from Gomel (Belarus) comprising of Aleksey (Vocals), Vasily (Bass / Vocals), Kirill (Guitar) and Aleksandr (Drums) released the LP Mangled Perception.
A sixteen track album (available on bandcamp), which is all over within twenty seven minutes, is a brutal assault leaving the audience with both bleeding ears and smiling face as the combinations of slamming fretboards and unstoppable drums collide with the snarling vocal, all, hurtling through the speakers like an ill-tempered rattle snake.