Masonique is the trippy-synth-rock trio of Ron Mason Gassaway (Vocal / Synth), Gerry Hathaway (Bass) and Daniel Morris (Percussion) from Portland, Oregon (USA) who released the EP Island Of Disbelief on the 23rd.
A spaced out four track release (available on bandcamp) that drips from the ceiling as though soaked in sphagnum moss with a faded echoing vocal which adds to the sense of a disembodied being reaching out from the afterlife.
Given the vaguely ghostly air of the compositions unexpectedly rather than leaving the listener with a chill running down their spine, the audience is left in a relaxing space in which to allow the tripped-out waveforms to shape the mind in the encompassing soft-psychedelia, which is no less effective for not utilising a six string guitar.
My pick of the release being the penultimate – Status Erratus.
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