The French synthwave outfit Chronica will be releasing the EP Thrill on the 1st of December.
The track K.I.S.S. has been released as a standalone single in advance of the EP (available on bandcamp) and is a collaboration with the English dreamwave duo From Apes To Angels who have regularly featured over the years.
K.I.S.S. is a hazy wash of softly brushed electronica that floats calmly through the ears whilst the duality of voices hypnotise the audience.
Word also arrives that From Apes To Angels are in the process of recording more music to follow-up the release of their début EP New Skin which featured in June.
The French fulminating-rock trio PLYMOUTH FURY released the EP テープ (Tape) on the 13th.
Fuzzy passages press against the inside of the speakers desperate to escape in to the room resulting a soundtrack that minds of a swarm of angry hornets buzzing around and the only thing to do with an angry swarm is to be entranced by the intricacy of the furious bodies and so it is with PLYMOUTH FURY. Prior to approaching the play button ensure everything is a loud as it is able and stand back for the assault.
These are a trio of highly capable musicians, as, whilst they are able to maintain within the four tracks on テープ (available on bandcamp) an intensity of pressure they are equally able to to deliver a mesmerising clarity of construct leaving the audience merely able to gawp in admiration as the inescapable flight of barbs pierce the skin. The penultimate track Melted being my pick of the release.
The French alt-rock trio Problematic Jam were introduced towards the end of 2015.
From the long-awaited LP Stereonucleose which is out next month, Hide Into The Woods, is of more dour countenance than much of their music previously featured with puddled percussion giving the track a menacing presence as it stomps through the room.
The French alt-rock quartet Vital Breath release the LP Angels Of Light on the 15th of September.
Vital Breath – Photo by K’s photography
From the forthcoming album The Trust blends their influences of metal and progressive rock in to a weaving ride in which the listener is left to allow their mind to run free with flowing guitars balanced by the persistence of the taut drum-kit.