The Canadian grunge quartet Dilly Dally release the LP Heaven on the 14th of September.
Dilly Dally – Photograph by Michelle Homonylo
Although it has been almost three years since last featured, which on this occasion is not my poor administration rather the length of time since last releasing music, immediately on hitting play on the newest track to surface from the album – Sober Motel – the instantly recognisable vocal fits like a treasured glove as the listener once again looks around on the floor expectantly searching for guitar parts which must surely have broken off and spiralled through the speakers.
Heaven (available on bandcamp) marks a welcome return to the quartet, Sober Motel is the fourth of the nine songs.
Time spins quite quickly, some months more so than others and April was another one of the months that has been crammed with a myriad of top notch music, thank you musicians, so seemingly disappearing in a hurry – time for the Editors’ Choice for Band of the month which is…
The Greek triphop duo Στέρεο Νόβα (Stereo Nova) release the LP Ουρανός (Heaven) on the 4th of May.
A couple of songs have surfaced from the fifteen track album (which is available on bandcamp) the most recent being the fifth – Βίντεο Κλαμπ (Video Club) – an approaching six and a third minutes track that envelops the listener in gently moulded shapes of sound, which bear an immediate replay and thoughts of an extended reworking, which, along with the other composition around – Ισορροπία (Balance) foretells of an LP that will be a fine addition to the collection.
The US alternative-rock oufit Trivial Nonsense released the LP Heaven on the 16th.
The nine track album is a not inconsequential body of work, as Trivial Nonsense ponder both thoughts of hopelessness in a society that is intent on splintering in to silos of righteousness along with an optimism that the mistakes of the recent past can ultimately be rectified resulting in a more inclusive cohesion.
The roughly twenty two minutes release comprises of thoughtful measured tracks that have a natural flow from one to the other, giving Heaven an organic, breathing embodiment which during its journey brings in connectivity of influences from different continents – my selection from the LP being the latina-rock threaded fourth – Amor Ni Deseo.
The first track to surface from the album finds Jonathan in a very different space to much of their music that has previously been featured.
Heaven is a spacious track with instruments drifting round the ears with the introspective vocal giving the piece a contemplative feeling which leaves the listener also reflecting on the nature of what may become from what has been – with the just over five minute composition building layers and energy as it develops.