After a six year break since the release of the LP Marla’s Song the ethereal-wave duo Loo & Monetti, from Marseille (France), are set to release the LP Broken Inside on the 1st of February 2019.
Loo & Monetti
The first track to surface from the album is No More, which was released as a standalone single on the 12th.
A song that melts into the listener with its creamy texturing of keys, cinematographic electronica and evocative vocal as the duo deliver a completely absorbing sultry melody that attests to an LP to immediately add to the collection on its release.
Almost exactly a year since their last release, which was also a AA single, on the 21st the Germany based ethereal-wave duo 2 by bukowski release Follow You Home / Fiend For Sleep.
2 by bukowski with Kid Moxie
In a further common thread with last years release one of the tracks is in collaboration with the USA based Kid Moxie.
There the similarity ends as the reveal this year is of dreamy texture as identified in the first of the two songs to surface – Follow You Home, which is available on bandcamp, which filters through the speakers in a flow of drifting frequencies and resplendent vocal.
Unlike the band name the first song to appear from what is their début single (available on bandcamp), which is the title track and first of the three, Libra is not full of dramas – though it is most certainly dramatic in architecture.
There is a weightlessness to the vocal which counterbalances the more forceful pianoforte generating a song which entices the listener to cloak themselves in the dreamy spirals of unhurried synthesis which drift through the ears. The hypnotic vocal captivates the mind with its unassuming beauty as the piano forms a beguiling melancholia in a cohesion of elements which the audience merely wishes on its conclusion, almost four and a half minutes later, continued to linger longer.
The English ethereal-wave project la lune is anticipating the début EP early next year.
An instinctively able musician who is able to layer the compositions in hazy drifts of electronica whilst leaving space for the haunting vocal to shimmer through voile in to the ears and I look forward to hearing much more over the coming years.
The most recent track to be revealed – barcelona will also be on the EP.
The English ethereal-wave creator Tusks releases the LP Dissolve on the 13th of October.
The title track seems to appear from the further reaches of another dimension as the luxurious thick pile of reveberating layering calmly drifts in to the ear, through which the spectral vocal graciously floats akin to a feather drifting on a light breeze.