One change in line-up with Hayley Ray (Keys / Vocals) replacing Alexis Young (Vocals / Keys) along with one Single, two EPs (one – Curses – released last month available on bandcamp) and one album in between does mean that I have missed a fair amount of happenings, a sadness for which I apologise.
A live performance video of an unreleased track – Dull Kisses – most recently surfaced, I merely desire that I will be more up to date in keeping you abreast with the activity of the quintet in the future.
The Canadian electro-goth project Borg Queen released the EP Blood Sweat Tears on the 30th of April.
Borg Queen – Blood Sweat Tears – CD
The five track EP is of wider screen than previous material featured with the music having a more latticed framework through which flickers of light can be espied giving the release a retrospective ’90s feeling.
The opening song is the title track Blood Sweat Tears.
The Swedish electro-goth sextet The Exploding Boy will be releasing the LP Alarms! on the 18th of May.
The Exploding Boy
When introduced in 2013 The Exploding Boy were a quartet, who still remain, with Richard on Bass and Mattias on bass adding to the lineup. Rather than adding volume or compression to the music over the years, time and tide have washed the output with more defined shadows and stretching architecture creating music of more gothic frame than previous tracks featured.
A couple of songs have been revealed from the album – the most recent being the third of the eleven The Day.
The English electro-goth duo SSHH released the single Rising Tide on the 2nd.
The release actually contains one original and seven remixes, excessive? I pass no comment, every musician does as they think suits the character of their vision, other than to be enamoured by the original version of the song that swarms through the ears as though cockroaches having found an opening in a floor-board as the hypnotic vocal and clicking electronica burrows in to the brain.
The England based electro-goth duo Black Fun Surgery are finalising details for the LP Patches.
Black Fun Surgery
The latest song to surface Black Smoke (available on bandcamp) is less compacted than the last track to feature – Plastic.
The drifting vocal gives the song an ethereal layer through which electronica oscillates between pulsing beats and shadowy echoing, resulting in a song that is best heard while dancing in a dimly lit cavernous basement.