Sunkeeper is a track that generates such warmth that even on a cold winters day it would be possible to turn off the heating.
Without overdoing anything Santah is able to to create a song – the second of the eleven on the LP Chico, containing a mellowing blend of textures which fills the room with luscious relaxing velvet gloved caresses.
Rory Gillespie, from San Bernardino in the USA uses the alternative-acoustic vehicle KOALa? and the K-Holes to deliver his diary of whimsical thoughts.
KOALa? and the K-Holes
Contemplating daily issues KOALa? and the K-Holes has an extensive catalogue and the prolific out-put of random issues of consternation sees no slow-down in pace.
This is not music to listen to when you are looking for easy melodies, rather when feeling somewhat irritated and in KOALa? and the K-Holes you will find a companion in thought as the sketchy structures stomp around the room in sympathy and calm the flaring mood as the infectious self-deprecating joyfulness of railing lyrics rammed into spaces they don’t fit, set to arbitrary pace and volume changes, warm their way into the mind.
The world of music needs more of the likes of KOALa? and the K-Holes and although it will not be a sound that many feel has merit, to those who do, such as myself – there can never be enough material to listen to as it brings a sense of scale to frustrations of life.
I am reminded of Edward Lear where the abstruse creative process and delivery leaves imprint stretching far beyond the moment of consideration.
The US alt-synth project Pillar Point released the LP Marble Mouth on the 22nd.
The third of the nine tracks – Strange Brush fills the room with melting melodies that ease their way into the ears, leaving the listener with calmed and relaxed body and mind as the synths evolve into shapes of sound. The vocal drifts slowly to be joined by a pulsing bass / percussion giving the track various textures that retain attention without causing consternation.