King Catcher – Fear And Loathing – Single Review

King Catcher from England who have frequently featured since their introduction in 2016 released their latest single today – the downtempo – Fear And Loathing.

King Catcher - Fear And Loathing - artwork
King Catcher – Fear And Loathing – artwork

As has previously been noted, on opening the wrapping it always comes as something of a dip in to a box of Bassetts Liquorice allsorts as to what will emerge and their latest track takes the duo on to yet another different trajectory to material previously featured.

Iin keeping with what, as I type, is an overcast, gloomy day, Fear And Loathing compliments the brooding half-light outside.

There is a drifting cloud of electronica which slowly fills the room with a portent of claps of thunder and sparks of lightning to follow, accompanying the contrasting expanding and contracting synthesised vocal which measures, one moment up beat melodic flows the next ominous monotone menace.

Fear and Loathing – Single – King Catcher is available on iTunes.*

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Odd Beholder – Loneliness – Audio

The Swiss downtempo duo Odd Beholder will be releasing the LP All Reality Is Virtual on the 10th of October.

Odd Beholder

Odd Beholder

A ten track album (available on bandcamp) of drifting melancholia that rotates through the room in gentle undulations which has a sad isolation as the release reflects of a world in which digital pixel connections are, for many, a validation of self-worth.

Loneliness is the third song.

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Flexagon – Bordeaux 7am – Audio

The Guernésiain downtempo project Flexagon released the single Bordeaux 7am on the 12th.

Flexagon - Bordeaux 7am

Flexagon

Always a pleasure to return to, Flexagon, is able to sculpt compositions in to mesmeric shapes which take on unanticipated hues with each song being inspired by very different experiences.

Bordeaux 7am (available on bandcamp) came about by walking around Guernsey at quiet hours with only the sounds of the sea playing through the muffle of mist as the aural inspiration, revealing an ambient and lightly textured tidal-drone.

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Valeska Rautenberg – Judas – Audio

The German downtempo creator Valeska Rautenberg released the EP Ariel Minds yesterday.

Valeska Rautenberg

Valeska Rautenberg

Ariel Minds (available on bandcamp) is the first of four EPs, each themed around one of the elements – this exploring the intangible nature of Air with each of the songs approaching the construct from a different musical perspective.

The closer is Judas.

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L 1 P S – Stubborn – Audio

The US downtempo project L 1 P S released the LP Yellow on the 14th.

L 1 P S - Stubborn

L 1 P S

The six track, roughly twenty one minutes, LP slowly rotates through the room in a floating ball of fuzzy synthesis and instrumentation through which the voice emerges akin to a chrysalis opening to reveal a folded butterfly slowly filling its wings with blood and revealing the array of lustrous colours.

Stubborn is the opening track.

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