The Brazilian electro-lofi project Electric Light Pulp released the LP I’m Not Here on the 13th.
Electric Light Pulp
An eight track album of instrumentation and electronica which has dour air which slowly envelopes the room in a grey shroud like a thick fog, leaving the listener encased in a ghostly soundscape that flickers dark shadowy figures which are never fully revealed.
The fourth of the eight tracks on the LP (available on bandcamp) is Who Am I?.
Back in February they made contact, sadly as is often the case this slipped through the net until now, though with fortune this month they have released their eponymous LP – an eight track album of pumping rock”roll that pulses through the speakers to combinations of punchy percussion, fleet of foot guitar, power-drive bass and superlative vocals finding the listener searching out a faded leather jacket and a whisky bottle.
It was back in 2014 that the Bolivian folk-rock Khuno sextet last featured – then known as the trio of Aguayo.
Always a pleasure to catch up with developments of musicians who have been out of focus for a while. Atados – a live version – arose recently which finds Khuno drawing reference point from both tradition and ’60s art-rock leaving the listener crossing fingers there will be more to follow imminently.
The Australian / Chilean dark-electronica duo Unknown Land are to release the EP Redline on the 25th.
In parallel with the reality of two musicians who live thousands of miles apart, communicating through the internet their music too has an spacious quality. The soundtrack mixes instrumentation and electronics delivering hypnotic dreamy soundscapes through which the mesmerising vocal slips in and out of focus.
The output, whilst having a dark layering running through it, also has a captivating beauty in which the listener becomes spell-bound.
From the forthcoming EP (available on bandcamp) – Qualia.