Recently to surface as live version video sessions were a couple of songs from the Somewhere In Dreamland EP which features Emma Broughton – vocals and flute.
A plethora of instrumentation is deployed within the four compositions on the EP affording an ethereal quality – the homestyle recordings elevating the otherworldiness of the release are captured in the opening track Speedball.
The English alternative folk project The Last Dinosaur released the LP The Nothing yesterday.
The Last Dinosaur
An eleven track album of intense emotional expression with the lyric contemplating of a world of ups and downs and sideways blows yet maintaining a steady path, minding the listener of a small, yet, steadfast yacht bobbing around in a deep North Atlantic depression of towering waves; As, despite the buffeting of life lays a buoyancy of undimmed imperturbability and self-confidence with The Last Dinosaur reaching out an enveloping embrace of reassurance to all of those who feel neglected and ignored.
The US alternative folk quartet The Lunar Year released the LP Herodias on the 16th.
The Lunar Year
A dozen track LP of intricate weaves of varied instrumentation that allows The Lunar Year to lay a pillow on which the listener lays in relaxed contemplation as the music drifts through the room.
My selection from Herodias being the 7th, Heady Love, which is a piano led composition highlighted by an exquisite vocal, that counterbalances the melancholic chords of the keys, with its spacious intonations.