The England originating Israel / Switzerland based alt-rock duo ‘Les Paul’s’ (The Paul’s) released the LP A Mile Until Dawn on the 18th.
‘Les Paul’s’ (The Paul’s) – A Mile Until Dawn – artwork
The dozen track just under seventy minute album takes the listener on an aural landscape of intrigue and discovery.
As regular readers know I am a punk rock vocalist from the ’70s and to me a song that lasts more than three minutes seems like an idea I couldn’t sustain, yet, within A Mile Until Dawn lay two tracks heading towards seven minutes long, with eight of them longer than five minutes – and the duo are able to have me thinking – ‘well they could have run for longer without me gritting my teeth’ as ‘Les Paul’s’ (The Paul’s) invest in each piece many ideas, yet none of them extravagant or extraneous and there is nothing that could have shaved from any of the compositions that would have done other than to detract from their value.
My selection from the album is the third – A Thousand Eyes.
The Switzerland based ethereal-synth creator DALLAN releases the single Me&My Love on the 27th of January.
The quietly delivered just over three minutes song glides imperceptibly from the speakers prior to taking flight and soaring above the listener in waves of captivating quietness and control, much like an Owl in flight, as the synths and instrumentation flow betwixt each other, from which the enchanting vocal feathers its own thermal current as the audience transfixes on the enticing spectral luminosity that slinks around the ears.
Me&My Love is a welcome follow-up to the early 2015 LP – Decade – and one can only hope this intimates of more music surfacing during the course of 2017.
50in15 is the musical project of Fabrizio Cavalca – a Swiss analogue-ambience creator.
Predominately making initial compositions to pianoforte for first scanning, Fabrizio then reconverts those ideas on to analogue synthesizers, predominantly one of various Roland options he has available, adding additional instrumentation as appropriate – leaving the listener in a dreamscape of their own making.
By way of an introduction – Sinusoïd – which is best ingested whilst laying back with plenty of mindspace to play within.
Dirty Sound Magnet is a psychedelic-rock band from Switzerland.
Dirty Sound Magnet
Pondering when would be appropriate moment to wear that tie-dyed kaftan? Dirty Sound Magnet provide the answer.
Word arrives that they are putting final touches to a new LP and the first track to surface from the forthcoming release is the title – Western Lie.
Four minutes of echoing delay spirals around the room leaving the listener counting the number of dragons that are dancing across the ceiling and wondering why they are all hallucinogenic purple.
I will come back to Dirty Sound Magnet in due course – for now I am off to contemplate writing a thesis on the energy of consciousness once I have finished eating this loaf of buttered toast and marmite.