The Greek experimental rock quartet Chickn release the LP Wowsers! on the 11th.
Chickn – photo credit – Eftychia Vlachou
The first track to be revealed from the album (which is available on bandcamp) is the penultimate of the nine and says everything there is to know about itself on the tin – Elevational Love Of Frank Zappa.
Heavily influenced by ’60s and ’70s musicians a slew of new tracks has arisen within the past few days.
From the eclectic mix of material the track Attack Of Venus Nympho caught my attention and serves as an introduction to a musician I look forward to hearing much more from during the course of the year.
Nadah El Shazly is an Egyptian experimental-rock creator.
Nadah El Shazly
With only one release around – Ahwar – which came out earlier in the month and is available on bandcamp, though a highly experienced musician. Nadah El Shazly is able to challenge both local societal norms whilst equally throwing down the gauntlet to a wider global audience to appreciate different roots of music and if one is minded to pick up the glove the listener will find themselves engrossed in a roughly thirty eight minutes, six song, collaborative début LP in which all sense of time dissipates.
By way of an introduction the second song and also the longest, extending to a tad under eight and two thirds minutes – Barzakh (Limen).
The Scottish experimental-rock quintet The Rotations put out a couple of tracks last week.
Extracting Gold From Fleas has a primordial beat that takes the listener on to a chanting fireside dance with the music seeping its way deep in to the marrow of the bones as it laments of a world turned sour by selfish greed.
The Germany based experimental-rock outfit Alex’s Hand release the EP KaTaTaK on the 1st of September.
Alex’s Hand – KaTaTaK – artwork
Don’t anticipate a straightforward journey on hitting play as the approaching sixteen minutes, penultimate of the five tracks on the EP, Ghost Peppers (available on bandcamp) spills across the room.
Acid-jazz and psychedelia merge with progressive rock, that has an extemporised jam session feel to it as country and Russian folk also make fleeting appearance, attack the listener sending them off in to discombobulating disconnected sparks of ideas – yet – or because of its discordance holds the attention whilst the mind seeks to form its own connecting narrative.