The US downtempo duo the brighter the day released their début EP, Allegories, on the 24th.
the brighter the day – Allegories – artwork
The minimalist electronica and brooding vocal hangs moodily in the room and minds the listener of climbing a claggy shadowed rockface at the cold damp dawn of a misty day and best enjoyed on a day of mellow thought to allow brain and music to conjoin in wistful recollection.
Brand new out of the blocks in Allegories, a four track EP available on bandcamp, the brighter the day have staked their ground as an outfit to keep abreast of with their dour presence. My selection from the EP being the second track Polaire, which pulls piano, electronica, trumpet and percussion out of the tool box to address the brooding moment, of which there are just under six and a quarter minutes.
The US djent quintet Levels release their eponymous LP on the 15th of June.
Mind, featuring Myke Terry from Volumes, is the crunching shape changing middle of the eleven tracks, which rebounds through the room in sparking vertical spikes arcing between melodic melded sections and fractured deathcore with the listener kept second guessing where the song is heading next.
The Greek triphop duo Στέρεο Νόβα (Stereo Nova) release the LP Ουρανός (Heaven) on the 4th of May.
A couple of songs have surfaced from the fifteen track album (which is available on bandcamp) the most recent being the fifth – Βίντεο Κλαμπ (Video Club) – an approaching six and a third minutes track that envelops the listener in gently moulded shapes of sound, which bear an immediate replay and thoughts of an extended reworking, which, along with the other composition around – Ισορροπία (Balance) foretells of an LP that will be a fine addition to the collection.
It was back in August of last year the US experimental-jazz collaboration of Ruby Jubilee was introduced with a suggestion that an LP was soon to be released.
After some little delay the eponymous LP surfaced on the 20th. A ten track, approximately thirty four minutes release, of smooth textures that keeps the listener connected is perhaps appropriately opened by the track Lost And Found.
Assorted Pleasures is a summerhaze outfit from Australia.
With half a dozen songs to hear I am looking forward to Assorted Pleasures packaging them and a few more all together in to one release to take down to a beach party and add to the breaking dawn selections as the soft brushes of lofidelity float through the ears.
The most recent song to surface being the quirky Blonde.