The US electro-rock project Proper Einstein revealed the single Light Bulbs today.
Taking a listen through the back catalogue of material will discover a harmonised-hop and electronica artist with Light Bulbs being the first foray in to rock and a fine fist of it too.
A blurry burred undercurrent is married to a solidity of drum-pad to create a backdrop of slowly revolving chords while the vocal stays within its natural parameters to deliver a hip-hop rap scored voice that fuses seamlessly with the rock derived elements, creating a track which has recognisable roots to the two derivations while distinctive in its own terms.
It will be interesting to discover whether this is a one off experiment by Proper Einstein or a new direction of travel.
Eric Contractor, the US electro-rock creator, released the single Bunny & Grudge today.
Bunny & Grudge minds a little of ’60s French chanson duets as Sylvana Joyce joins Eric Contractor to deliver a track of woven and harmonised vocals which melt, like a butter on a summers day, in to the soft brushes of electronica and instrumentation creating a tender and romantic moment to share with another gazing up at the twinkling vastness of clear starlight protecting one another from the harshness of the world outside.
Sylvana Joyce – Photo credit – Amanda Kaye
Although soft, the song is not slushy, as inside the heart warming melodies lays a dialogue of the self-doubts and confusion that arise in relationships with intent and experience oft laying in opposition, yet optimistic these internalised-fragilities can be overcome given communication and the will of both parties.
The English electro-rock project she drew the Gun will be releasing the LP Revolution Of Mind on the 5th of October.
she drew the gun
Resister, the first of the eleven tracks on the album which is available on vinyl directly from she Drew The Gun, is of different demeanour to previous material released, signposting of a second LP which has driven its stake in to a seam of gothic filtered EDM which recollects of ’90s after-party as its source of inspiration.
Jay Draper & The Subterraneans – photo credit – Tyrone Islington
There is a depressive sadness to the music which is difficult to specifically identify, though nonetheless the thread holding the two tracks central fulcrum giving the material an almost fatalistic air of hopeless despondency.
This dour mood stands as a stark contrast to the expansive compositional range of the tracks, particularly in my pick of the release Land Of Anxiety, which is laced with soaring gothic arches of synthesis and voice. On listening to the roughly eight and three quarters minutes of the two songs (available on bandcamp) don’t expect a catharsis as, in this release, Jay Draper & The Subterraneans are not attempting to shine a candle out of a dark tunnel, rather reflect of dark, ominous, entrapment.
The first track to surface from the album, Pawnshop, which is the follow-up to their 2016 eponymous début LP finds Daphne And The Fuzz with the familiarity of retrospective influences, though this time around steeped in the vitals of ’70s disco-soul.