It has been just over four years since the US alt-rock duo Ekkomouse last featured.
The latest track to surface which appeared on the 21st – Hunter – is a rumbling number that minds of a steamroller trundling along the road, as the deep bass and gnarly percussion scrunch the bluesy guitar in to a compressed range, through which the vocal slips and slides.
Their slightly experimental songs, which comprise of natural instrumentation, a drum machine and voice are always able to retain a cohesive sense of travel, whilst simultaneously flecking the tracks with jostling interventions that catch the listener off-guard, Hunter being no exception.
The US eco-electro duo Starr Blazerz will be releasing the LP Reconstruction on the 2nd of September.
Starr Blazerz – Reconstruction – artwork
Pushed back a couple of months since the LP was first signposted in May.
With some fortune, a new track has been made available. The third of the fourteen on Reconstruction – Hunter is an acerbic consideration of the wanton destruction and exploitation of natural resources and wild life in the continent of Africa.
In addition to being a visual and performance artist DIE HEXEN, based between Northern Ireland and England is a dark-experimental music creator.
DIE HEXEN – photo by Shay Rowan
The latest track to surface – HUNTER – is a brooding combination of electronic and instrumental experimentalism that drifts menacingly around the room, riven through with cracked bells flatly pealing in alarm.
The Brazilian electro-rock project The F.Ray released the début LP ParaL-NoiD UniversE on the 1st.
The F.Ray drawing by Henrique da Silva
The perspicaciously named Hunter, the third of the six tracks on ParaL-NoiD UniversE, hurtles out of the speakers as though being chased by demons. The opening electronics remind of an ’80s New Romantics band on speed prior to the fusillade of fuzzy guitar and pivotal percussion submerging the synthesisers to be joined by a growling vocal that develops from deep in the larynx. Lasting a touch over three minutes this a track that will have you reaching for immediate replay, even though there are another five songs also wanting re-looping.
Felipe Espindola de Borba, who is The F.Ray, is able to pack the twenty minute album with an intensive and spell-binding thread of tracks that make the listener wish this were an extended double album.
Whilst the compositions form recognizable shapes of sound there is an experimental feel to the lo-fi production of ParaL-NoiD UniversE (which is available on bandcamp) without ever loosing the rabbit punches.