The US synth-rock project of Meric Long – FAN – releases the LP Barton’s Den on the 4th of May.
The ten track album (available on bandcamp) was originally never intended to exist, though as a stack of songs began to surface from what had started out as experimenting with writing songs for synthesiser having inherited a couple of synths from Meric’s deceased father, making a change from experience as a seasoned musicians in writing songs for guitar.
It wasn’t until a long term contact began to listen to the tracks and prompt Meric to consider putting together something more organised that the idea of FAN emerged and hence the début LP Barton’s Den.
The most recent track to surface and opening song is Bob1.
The US sad-folk creator Terra Naomi is working towards the release of an LP planned for release on the 7th of September.
The second song to surface from the album, Nothing To Hide, which was released as a standalone single on the 9th and available on bandcamp, is a composition of drifting melancholia from which emerges an arresting vocal which exudes a sadness that catches tears from the listeners eye as the track contemplates of the regret of lost love.
The US worldbeat collective Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids release the LP An Angel Fell on the 18th of May.
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
The first track to surface from the album (which is available on bandcamp), the antepenultimate of the eight, Message To My People is a totally absorbing approaching eight minutes fusion of jazz and reggae in which the listener looses all perception of the world around as the combinations of saxophone, percussive and strung instruments flow in to the mind taking over the thought processes in gently undulating pulses while the vocal forms a hazy chant to the hypnotic primordial beats.
The US darkwave project Precious Child is currently finalising a full release anticipated later in the year.
The first track to surface from the forthcoming release, WHOLE, is a contemplation of both the internal conflicts of the mind and the external struggles with others of body dysphoria whilst not seeking to provide an answer, rather add to the conversation.
The grinding electronica is buried by the fragmented guitar and jolting percussion while the vocalisation expresses both anguish and calmness.