The Canadian electro-dance project Melotika released the LP Unaware on the 9th.
An intriguing eight track album, which offers songs of very different dimension and flow. Sections of the album are more user friendly than others and by necessity it is those moments of quirkiness that drew me to an album in a genre that very rarely features.
Tumbling out of the speakers like acrobats on display late to the arena and pressed for time as combinations of sparkling glittery electronica and instrumentation are set around electro-percussion, which metronomes as though it is on an overdose of speed, yet, the balance of the slowly evolving dreamy vocals affords Televise, their one and only song – thus far, a luxurious carpet pile in which to sink the toes and frolic through the room akin to a spring-lamb.
I sense a set of musicians who know precisely what they are trying to achieve and more than that have the ability to deliver it with a panache that even a jaded ’70s punk-rocker can find great delight in partaking.
I am already regretting there isn’t a full LP – complete with remixes to hear. I suggest that She Rex is a band that will be in wider consciousness in short order.
They are that new that at this stage there is no social media page or website in existence to accompany the article.
The English electro-dance creator FEMME released the single Fire With Fire within the past hour.
In theory there are a myriad of reasons that I shouldn’t be featuring Fire With Fire, however the nature of music is that it is always purely subjective and on hitting play, despite my insistence of intransigence, my body had to join in with the track as the infectious just over three minutes of discothèque skipped in easy joy around the room.
I am minded of the tunes that used to launch out of the Irish radio station Atlantic 252 as I regularly drove up and down the West of England and Scotland betwixt Glasgow and London overnight in the late ’90s.
On the 31st of March the English electro-dance trio HOLY MATRIMONY will be releasing the EP Dearly Beloved: Part One.
Within the past few minutes the third of the four tracks – Finer Things on the EP (available on bandcamp) has been made available.
A five and two thirds minutes of folding electronics and vocal flight which encase the listener in silken webs that, to me, best extrapolates their ability to compose music in what is otherwise a release of brighter climes and perhaps it is due to its more greyed shading that it catches my attention – particularly as it allows the tenor voice to explore its natural registry, affording the track an unexpected fluidity and organic movement.