The first song to arrive from the EP – Medicinal Love – which was released as a stand alone single, available on bandcamp, on the 13th finds milkd referencing back to the gently blended keys, vocal and guitar of their eponymous EP, though with a more wistful footstep as the sparse piano forms a pondering brow.
Following their journey the past approaching ten months has been a pleasure and I look forward to the, as yet, untitled EP.
Ioish, the Indian ambient-rock quartet, are currently working on material for the LP Reconstructing Dreams.
Surfacing today is a demo version of When The Dogs Define Her, the first track to be revealed from the forthcoming album, discovers Iiosh, now, just last month, a quartet not the trio introduced in early 2016, with a more cinematic wash to the orchestration and given this is merely an unmixed demo signposts an LP of some considerable munificence on its way and as I have more news I will keep you informed.
The English ambient-rock collective Future Sound Cartel released the single Faking Music on the 21st.
Future Sound Cartel – Faking Music – artwork
Best not to hit play if you are about to head to something requiring adrenaline as to enjoy the song to fullest extent you will need time to allow the day to continue at unhurried pace for quite some time after the conclusion of the just under four minute composition.
Harking of reel to reel tape recordings Faking Music (available on bandcamp) has the warmth that comes through analogue recording in a track that drifts lazily through the room in an ambient psychedelic combination of synthesiser, guitars, percussion and multi-vocal that leaves the listener calmly reposed in a state of subjective intuition as the brain slows down to the weaving textures that flow through the ears.
The Romantic Manifesto from London in England is the dream-wave quartet of Phineas Cheshire (Vocals / Guitar), Nobutaka Iizuka (Guitar), John Wallis (Bass) and Timur Djahit (Drums).
The Romantic Manifesto
Like an ambient light The Romantic Manifesto add a depth to the ambience as the gossamer thread of sound gently builds its web around the room. The compositions build wave upon wave of luxuriant texture that take over the synapse pulses and the mind and body gently drift into semi-consciousness.
The Romantic Manifesto build their tracks from a percussion and bass which pulse as though in waves of superposition which creates the spinneret from which the interlocking guitars fold the chords to thread the silk, as the vocal calmly orchestrates the delicate fluxes of sound.
The quartet deliver music which is best taken in large quaffs to allow the mystical backdrop to take shape in the mind and if you allow yourself that space you will find The Romantic Manifesto has much to add to the world of music.
As always I find much to enjoy in listening to music that takes as a point of principal a point of difference and The Romantic Manifesto battle headlong with a world demanding of instant gratification and to my mind prove their purpose with considerable credit.
I recommend taking an hour or so out of your day to take time with the quartet and failing that the forty six minutes to listen to their latest LP – A Kind Of Promise which came out at the beginning of the month.
Jack Jeffery is a progressive psychedelic songwriter from Virginia in the USA. I first wrote about Jack in 2012, though the sounds have moved much further and it is worth writing a fresh perspective.
Jack Jeffery – Enlightened Horizon – artwork
Lower the lights, add a scent to the room with agarbathi and let the mind float in the trippy ambience that is Jack Jeffery. Combining influences of blues rock with psychedelia and adding snatches of electronica and calming it all down gives the music a fascinating mysticism which can’t help but find a way into the brain. The sounds take a spacious tenancy in the mind, allowing the head to relax inside the calming waves.
The delivery disguises the complexity and layering of textures, which allows the audience to find more to explore on further listening as the combinations of instruments, synthetics and vocal soak into the atmosphere.
A recent eleven track LP – Enlightened Horizon affords a minute over the hour of entrancing gently paced escapism and is well worth investing the time as, the further the album travels so, the mind slowly expands to capture the reflections.