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.
The French synthwave duo Slogan are no strangers to the site.
Slogan – photo by Anne-Laure Etienne
Their latest EP Hypercentre , released last week, takes them in to slightly different waters with the compositions being less secluded, which allows the voices to take greater spotlight and hence less sultry in countenance.
The first of the four tracks on the EP – Allegra – showcases the lighter texturing, which conversely, has a deeper resonance of beat and a tempo in to which the pulse of the audience syncopates.
-ii- is a the dark-rock duo of Ln Zic and John H. Harrington from Nancy in France.
I am a tad late to this, my apologies to one and all, having had the email sitting around in my inbox since early in the month.
They recently released the LP Lighthouse, which is available on bandcamp. A six track release which has the listener desirous of living in an almost inaccessible dark cave on the side of a rock face to fully enjoy the dank mossy sounds of -11-, with the deep timbre of the songs echoing around the ears akin to a primeval malevolent spell.
The French new wave quartet The Cracked Heads released their début single Go Fuck Yourself! on the 8th.
The Cracked Heads
Their speed in making the first release available, having only got together very recently, is reflective of the energy in their music.
Raw bleeding knuckles burst through the speakers as the pummelling bass and percussion hurtle through the room with frenetic guitar riffs scrawling in to the ears as the ill-disposed vocal snarls at the listener.
Go Fuck Yourself! is a three track single (available on bandcamp) that already sits on my essential music playlist – the closer is I don’t know why.
The French instrumental prog-rock quartet MAJJ release the LP Relapse on the 21st.
A six track album (available on bandcamp) which is opened by Burned Skin Will Heal.
Burned Skin Will Heal is a track that minds of a blazing orange sunset setting behind distant hills, creating a vision of wide horizons and stark contrasts of light, dark and sharpened shapes. There is also something intangibly science-fiction about the track, vaguely referencing Jeff Wayne’s musical of H. G. Wells – War Of The Worlds.