The Germany based alt-rock quintet Ritzy Park are finalising details for their début EP – What We Know.
Ritzy Park – photo by Julian Schwarzenberg
The twists and turns of the first song to be revealed from the four track EP Mama Earth, which was itself released as a stand alone single on the 27th, holds the listener in a rested trance.
The primordial hue of the opening harmonised voices and natural percussion seeps deep in to the bone-marrow prior to the track opening up to a trippy-blues number and the music can be felt slowly pulsing through the blood stream with a welcome feeling of taking over the mind and body.
The quintet are able to bring together influences from their earlier years, with blends of South American, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern and Northern European folklore generating a sound which has both an otherworldliness yet simultaneously an absorbing earthiness.
The Germany based experimental-rock outfit Alex’s Hand release the EP KaTaTaK on the 1st of September.
Alex’s Hand – KaTaTaK – artwork
Don’t anticipate a straightforward journey on hitting play as the approaching sixteen minutes, penultimate of the five tracks on the EP, Ghost Peppers (available on bandcamp) spills across the room.
Acid-jazz and psychedelia merge with progressive rock, that has an extemporised jam session feel to it as country and Russian folk also make fleeting appearance, attack the listener sending them off in to discombobulating disconnected sparks of ideas – yet – or because of its discordance holds the attention whilst the mind seeks to form its own connecting narrative.
The Germany based dark-electro outfit Das Flüff regularly feature on the various sites.
Das Flüff- Flower With Knife – artwork
From the ten track LP Flower With Knife, available on their website, Nothing is one of their more uplifting tracks – which of course needs to be taken in context as you will not be leaving in bouncing humour – though will be seeking a dark cellar in which to play the song again.
The Germany based alt-rock band Nervous Germans were introduced back in 2015.
In the middle of last month I was sent an email to let me know of a new EP due for release in early April, so once again my apologies for the delayed arrival of this article. The three tracks plus one remix EP The Creeps Are Back In Town (available on bandcamp) having been released on the 1st.
In a release that travels much ground from ’70s punk references, to spotlight classic rock, my selection of the EP is inevitably, for those who know the site, will be unsurprising the opener (which also appears as a remix as the closer) Punk Rock Radio – in which those of the ’70s will spot The Damned and The Ruts riffs and references – in an EP in which Nervous Germans cast their acerbic humour, on the world around.