The French electrowave trio Jean Jean released the LP FROIDEPIERRE on the 23rd Of February.
The combinations of electronica and instrumentation wash through the ears in multifarious blurry layers, giving the compositions a sense of other-worldliness that captures the imagination and finds the listener ensconced in their own thought processing of the roughly thirty three minutes, eight track, album, which is available on bandcamp.
The coaxial of hyper-fluttering percussive and dreamy soundscape particularly holding attention, as exemplified in the antepenultimate song Limerence.
Earlier this month they released the LP Exit Strategies. A twelve track album of ever changing shapes which is ideally suited to a full strobe-lit dancefloor and can be expected to be heard widely through clubs in the coming months.
The closing track is the darkly-cloaked Drug Dilling.
HERR ALT – an electrowave project from the Netherlands released the début single Rush yesterday.
Combining electronic loops, guitar and bleeding vocal allows HER ALT to deliver music which is simultaneously nu-disco whilst equally retrospective of ’80s synth-rock.
More typically to be found in stage performance where the visual and electronic loops modulated by stage played guitar allow the material a more extemporised and organic feel, Rush, nonetheless, (available on bandcamp) makes a welcome introduction for those of us not able to get to see live performance.