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.
From Brussels (Belgium) the dreamwave duo of Juliette Bossé (Guitar / Keys / Vocals) and Kévin Mahé (Drums / Electronica) who perform as RIVE will be releasing their début LP – Narcose – on the 1st of March 2019.
The first track to surface from the album – Fauve – indicates of an album that will cosset the listener in softly spaced silken layers of immersive synthetics rounded by a mesmerising vocal that holds the mind transfixed.
The quartet of Vladimir (Vocals), Michal (Guitar), Luděk (Guitar) and Vitys (Drums) who form the death metal band Fleshless, from Děčín (Czech Republic), released the LP Doomed on the 15th.
An eleven track album (available on bandcamp) which finds a point of differentiation in a crowded genre by paring back the growling vocal from the spotlight to the footlights which enables the interplay of frenetic percussion to interplay with the foiling guitars to take centre stage thereby giving the music a more balanced and expressive foothold.
The quartet of Carlos Guerra (Vocals / Sampling), Paulo Ventura (Guitar / Vocals), Guilhermino Martins (Bass / Sampling / Vocals) and Ivan Saraiva (Drums) from Vila Real (Portugal) who form the alt-metal band Serrabulho released the LP Porntugal (Portuguese Vagitarian Gastronomy) yesterday.
An eleven track album (available on bandcamp) which has something of the theatre of the absurd about it with the mélange of disney cartoon snips, screaming hardcore and sampled human and animal sounds being sellotaped in to each other as though someone has cut through a reel to reel tape and put it back together in a random sequence.
Consequentially this will divide the listeners between those who will immediately reach for the off switch and those reaching for the volume increase button, that I am suggesting you spend time in their company alerts you to my speaker system playing at full volume.
In addition to instruments / percussion listed a plethora of others including bagpipes, rabel and radufe feature as well as additional musicians to the members who form the band – in the roughly thirty eight minutes of the LP.