The New Zealand nowave creator Jonathan Bree releases the LP Sleepwalking on the 8th of June.
Jonathan Bree – Sleepwalking – artwork
A musician who always creates songs of creamy synthesised intrigue hence why a stalwart of the site since introduction in 2014 and on the basis of the songs I have heard from Sleepwalking (available on bandcamp) the full release seems set to be one to add to the collection with some urgency.
The most recent track to surface, the second of the eleven on the album is Boombox Serenade.
Word arrives that a new LP, Sleepwalking, is on its way shortly.
The third track to surface from the album – Valentine (available as a stand alone single on bandcamp) – is of slightly less dour countenance than music previously featured, though that does need to be taken in context when listening to the song, with the track having a retrospective ’60s feeling with its analogue effect sadcore demeanour.
There is a certain inevitability that when Princess Chelsea and Jonathan Bree, the New Zealand melancholia producer, get together, which they do from time to time, the music will be anything but straightforward.
We Are Strangers, the eighth of the ten tracks on The Great Cybernetic Depression, echoes around the room as the layers of sound float like slowly passing clouds. The two voices seem to appear from isolated and distant corners whilst the music shrouds the spaces between the two creating the feeling of separation and the listener is left with a sense of desperate loneliness.