The French sultrywave duo Les Manteez released the LP Season Five on the 25th of May.
Another one of those musical acts best heard whilst nestled with another as the alluring songs trickle through the ears.
Venus, the opening track of the six on the album portrays less of the planet and more of the Roman Goddess of love, beauty and desire in its journey as it opens an LP of passionate moment feeding to a nerve trembling and full body orgasm to savour long after the 23 minutes of the foreplay of Season 5 has faded from the mind.
The French rock trio Blondstone last featured four years ago, at the time of their last release – the LP Mass Solace, word has arrived of a new EP – My Dark Sweet Friend – being on its way imminently.
A change of line-up, with Adrien Kah being the new bassist, also discovers Blondstone with a slightly different emphasis in sound with the music making a less brooding presence in the room and discovering, as evidenced in the first track to surface from the forthcoming EP – Liquid Sound, a more classic rock derived influence driving through the speakers.
I apologise for the late feature, this introduction has been hanging around in my email system since earlier this month, the week before last they released the LP sushi boubou #1 (which is available on bandcamp)
An eight track album which glides through the room as though attired in a silken long-dress elegantly striding round the ballroom floor cloaking the listener in a gentle ebb and flow of ambient electronica.
The six track album is of deeper growl than music of theirs previously featured with the crunchy blues chords combining with the off-set rhythm to deliver an approximately eighteen minutes of classic rock.
The third song, I’m Just A Man, is of lighter guitar leverage than much of the LP, though a representative introduction.
The stunning conjoin between Indian vocal imprint and dreamy synthesis which sets up the just over five minutes track prior to both voice and instrumentation merging in to a cohesion of instrumentation and voice, both, gliding betwixt Western European spacey-IDM and Indian tradition finds the listener skipping back through the track even as it plays through on first occasion, just to make sure they have got it right in their mind, which is prior to putting it on continual loop as Premsanthy Dubois and Pierrick Levé fuse influences.
I therefore suggest setting aside at least an hour for Suis Moi! prior to hitting play.