The US dreamwave project Flora Couches released the LP Electric Fever on the 16th.
Although the nine track album (available on bandcamp) has a melancholic air the listener is not drawn in to a well of despondency rather slow-stepping with head gently laid on the shoulder of a partner in the luxurious textures of electronics, instrumentation and hazy vocal that float through the ears.
My selection from Electric Fever being the antepenultimate – Dim Lights.
On the 8th of September the Canadian dreamwave project Faith Healer release the LP Try ;-).
A nine track album (available on bandcamp) which straddles a wide pit with music refraining from the psychedelic to art-rock with much synthesis inside – yet the commonality of theme is the melting flow of the hypnotic vocal which flows through the ears akin to a spectral hallucination as referenced in the fourth song Sterling Silver.
For those who have been hanging around since the 2015 LP Cosmic Troubles for the follow-up long player you will discover a far more floating vocal and introduction of electronics along with far less timbre as it has been in the hands of a range compressing mainstream radio producer, though equally be delighted that the trippy nature of the sounds remains at the heart of everything.
The Australian dreamwave creator Shyguy is currently finalising details for an EP.
From the forthcoming release Had It I’m Hiding is a shadowy track that holds references to derivations of rock which are couched in a dreamy-electronic flow which is steeped in a melancholic soundtrack.
To paraphrase Winston Churchill – the music ‘… is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key…’. and therein lays the allure of Had It I’m Hiding.
The English dreamwave quartet SP RR W release the LP Post-Truth later in the year.
SP RR W
From the album, the first track to surface – Atmosphere (the most daring escape) – which will be released as a stand alone single on the 11th – drifts through the room in luscious waves of sound that alight comfortably around the shoulders, whilst conversely the lyric itself wrests of the pain driven through the malaise of much of society whereby if someone is different to one clique or another they are demonised.
It is their ability to take strong political stance without tearing holes in the speakers that gives the music its powerful impact.
The Canadian dreamwave quintet Fevers release the LP Apologia on the 7th.
Fevers – Apologia – artwork
Last featured back in 2013 it is good to catch up. Whilst there is a connection with the undertow of the music and distinctive vocal it is evident that Fevers have advanced far and are more anchored in the deeper hues of the strobe lights with which, unsurprisingly, I find greater affinity.
A roughly forty two minutes, ten track, album which unhurriedly glides, akin to an albatross on thermals, through the room in mesmeric combinations of synthetics, guitar and vocal.