Melancholia oozes across the room as The Bourgeois deliver a vehement railing against religious fundamentalism in the approaching four minute brooding discourse of Black Church Or No Church.
The trio deploy a steady tempo with loud footsteps of emphasis that finds the audience involuntarily moving in time with the pace. The pulsing percussion is anchored around a singular bass which gives the track its menace, the guitar points accusatory finger as a scathing vocal malevolently rasps its message in a track which finds The Bourgeois casting withering eye on the focus of concern in Black Church Or No Church.
Ezra Furman operates as a solo project and works with various players as matters suit. The most recent LP Perpetual Motion People was made with the support of the The Boy-Friends in a release that has light tone but focal message.
Body Was Made, the ninth of the bakers-dozen of tracks on the album is a statement of protest of those who take it upon themselves to assume the role of moral guardian for body shape and sexuality.
The Easies is the solo alt-indie project of Henry Moser from the USA.
The first track to surface – Place I Like To Go, slows down the day with surf reverbed guitar that warms the room as the track progresses, set to a soft brush vocal. The whole effect finds the audience settling back in their chair to imbibe the vaguely retro-feel of The Easies.
Running at five minutes, Place I Like To Go, perhaps overstays its welcome, but the cutting off of excess will come with the development of the project. As a first release Henry has delivered a track that will keep The Easies in the minds eye and I look forward to hearing more of the luxurious hushed melodies.
The US based experimental-electronica creator Ricardo Donoso was introduced earlier this year.
Ricardo Donoso – Machine To Machine – Vinyl
A busy 2015 has seen Ricardo Donoso release two LPs along with a European Tour.
From the second album release of the year, Machine To Machine, Pinnacle, the fifth of the ten tracks, is also by far the shortest running at just under two and a half minutes.
Unlike The LP Saravá Exu, which was a discourse in colliding harmonies, Machine To Machine is more sympathetic to melodic structure. Pinnacle blends the various elements to form a seamless melange of sound.
For only the second time in the thousands of bands reviewed going back to the last decade Birthmark is one of those very rare occasions of a music project with the same name as one already featured.
Birthmark – How You Look WHen You’re Falling Down – artwork
Nate Kinsella, from the USA is an alt-electro-rock solo performer who releases his material under the moniker – Birthmark and not to be confused with the Greek electro-rock quartet of the same name.
Find Yourself the opening track of the eight on the LP How You Look When You’re Falling Down, which was released on the 16th, is an approaching five and a half-minutes journey, which will have you smiling all the way through as light touches are added to tumbling percussion, with drips of various music styles.