Curse Of Lono is an English gothic-blues quintet I will get back to later in the year.
Curse Of Lono
Southern Country is sliced asunder by the brooding gothic temperament that threads through London Rain as Curse Of Lono deliver a track which injects itself into the veins.
The quintet deliver their understated music with casual confidence in a performance that holds the listener in enthralled silence as the drum brushes along combinations of guitars and keys which wrap their way around the room topped by a vocal that matches the mood and delivery like a bespoke pair of gloves.
From the LP Quasiland, which was released earlier this year, the penultimate of the ten tracks Pelorian was recently captured in live performance.
Pelorian winds its way around the room in a series of chapters with flexibility in tempo giving the track the space and time to develop its variety of textures as instruments drop in and out of the piece keeping the listener wondering of the next angle of travel.
With the repertoire of instrumentation available to The Blue Side Band they are able to stretch their material across a wide canvass.
I Am finds the quartet in a particularly melancholic mood and the unfussy percussion / double bass combination sets the atmosphere for the track, to which delightfully echoed guitar notes ring out as though surfacing through the mist. The almost unheard acoustic guitar resides with the vocal giving the voice a deeper resonance and richness.
Delivered at lower registers and steady pace I Am is track overflowing with a dark cloak in which the listener can thrill to the menace.