The Germany based electronica duo Actual Figures will be releasing the EP Good Wuck Wif Yr Stwuggles on the 1st of November.
The duo of Marie Mark Andersen from Denmark and Brandon Davis from the USA bring a wide net of influences to their music which is reflected in the variety of the output, which stretches from ambient to overpowering, yet always of primordial resolution and societal commentary.
The first song to surface from the forthcoming EP is the glitchy-techno track – Slave.
On the 1st the Danish hazewave project Mai Miyako released the EP Second Release.
The four tracks on Second Release are themed around relationship emotions of love, jealously, insecurity and anger giving the EP something of an introspective melancholia.
Songs are pinned around differing instrumentation, which enhances the mood, with piano, synth and guitar variously taking primacy, my pick of the release being the penultimate and merseybeat influenced – Show Me – which collapses in to its own insecurities in conclusion.
With only a couple of tracks to hear, perhaps that is good in some way, as I don’t have another clean handkerchief to hand to dab away the tear streaked eyes.
Wolves – the newest track – flutters the heart with its luscious combinations of keys, percussion, strings and expansive vocal in a just over three and five sixths of a minutes composition that wrest highs and lows of mood from the listener as it bobs around the room.
Whilst the underpinning of Wolves is of a sense worried timidity towards others, ultimately, there is a thought that rather than throwing barbs at all around – a reach of invitation can result in a healing of the silos of self-imagined fear.
The Danish, Sweden based, trippy-rock project Black Light White Light released the LP Horizons on the 23rd.
Black Light White Light
The first of the eleven tracks on the album, King Kong, slowly fills the room with a hazy-pall of psychedelic washes of colour as the fuzzy guitar leads the way for the synth to gradually unfurl while the gauzed vocal sweeps in and out of focus.
The Danish dystopian-industrial-wave project urall.me is set to release the début LP wat.r is free imminently.
On hitting play on the fifth of the eleven tracks – thesign – the listener is undecided upon which direction to run as an all encompassing plunger splurges out of the speakers sucking all, akin to a tsunami, as it engulfs the room and leaving merely water in its wake and revealing, as the sounds recede, unmitigated destruction in the lee of its wake which promptly settles in unconcerned balmy sunlight water, leaving the audience to pick up their own scattered pieces of their lives.