The LVE – Closer – Video

The LVE, an alt-electro-rock sextet from Belgium, release their eponymous LP on the 1st of December, with a release show at Het Bos in Antwerp (Belgium) on the 11th of December.

The LVE - eponymous LP - test pressing vinyl

The LVE – eponymous LP – test pressing vinyl

Closer is a track that cajoles the listener into a calmer space as the material drifts around the room in spiralling wafts of blue smoke caught in the sunlight and the mind becomes intoxicated by the elegance of the fusions of sound.

Unlike the Emperors Clothes Closer, the fifth of the eleven tracks, is not naked vanity rather a sound with much to enlighten the day.

Having had the opportunity to take a listen to the complete LP, which ranges across a spread of barriers, from ’70s surf to matriculation, the album has much to offer and will, if the world of music has any magnetism towards jurisprudentia, afford The LVE a far broader global reach.

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Craig Taylor-Broad – lying – Video

The English angst-riven-acoustic musician Craig Taylor-Broad is planning on the release of his début LP next year.

Craig Taylor-Broad - lying

Craig Taylor-Broad

From the as yet unnamed album – lying is a track reflecting on the loneliness of suffering from depression, where the mask of cheerful stoicism seems a better option than sharing with others the inner turmoil.

An album I am looking forward to hearing on completion, as I always appreciate the candour of creators who lay their pain out on centre-stage for others to pick over, without fudging their personal demons.

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Poppy Ackroyd – Timeless – Video

Poppy Ackroyd is an experimental-classics composer from England.

Poppy Ackroyd

Poppy Ackroyd

Predominately working with Violin and Piano Poppy Ackroyd weaves the two around each other creating seemingly breathing aural mirages of sound which capture the imagination of the audience, with their becalming lucidity.

Timeless, the third of the eight tracks on the LP Feathers, formidably highlights this technique in an ambient ethereal feeling composition that extends to just over five minutes.


Feathers – Poppy Ackroyd is available on iTunes.*

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Orson Hentschel – Noise of the Light – Video

The German industrial-electronics producer Orson Hentschel was introduced earlier this year.

Orson Hentschel - Noise of the Light

Orson Hentschel

Whilst details of his 2016 scheduled début LP are scarce, Noise Of Light will be on the album.

Spreading its wings for just over seven minutes, Noise Of Light features the panic stricken percussion and dystopian sound-track which is his signature sound. Like diodes of light the sounds flash from unexpected corners filling the mind with an ever growing sense of discombobulation and the audience is left in a state of bewilderment as the electronics pulse through the brain.

Given the tracks so far featured on the site by Orson Hentschel, the LP is going to be something well worth adding to the collection – though probably not for a light-hearted party moment.

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Surfacing from London in England is the relatively new exploratory-rock duo of Marty Felton and Benjamin Wade who form Miss.

Miss - exploratory rock from England


Regardless of where you turn the volume or any balances Miss will always appear to playing in another room as they deploy subtlety to create emphasis. Veering ‘twixt piano jazz and contusions of colliding existentialist nihilism, the duo create a landscape of contortion in which the audience can cartwheel in abandon.

Able to reach for additional instrumentation to deliver the context for pieces, along with being unafraid to seek supporting vocal Miss have the confidence of a band long in situ, rather than a duo who released their début EP – Do You Feel Electric? (available on bandcamp) on the 23rd and are yet to make their first stage performance. Despite the complexity of the thought process, the material, of which I have only been able to hear the four tracks on the EP, retains a natural connectivity between idea, delivery and listener to allow it an organic flow that ebbs around the limbic system.

Sadly unlikely to ever hit the mainstream, it is with an absolute pleasure that I introduce Miss and wish them every success in the buffeting world of the music industry and I look forward to chronicling their progress over the coming years.


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