The Germany / Mexico based darkrock trio Exploded View will be releasing the LP Obey on the 28th of September.
The first track to surface from the ten track album (available on bandcamp) Raven Raven, the antepenultimate on the release – unleashes a brooding menace that looms through the room in a dystopian burrow of electronica and percussion casting dark shadows through which the hyperphysical vocal and veiled guitar surface to transfix the listener.
The Germany based EDM project of Phoebe Guillemot – RAMZi released the LP Pèze-Piton on the 6th.
A nine track album (available on bandcamp) of melting compositions which encase the listener in wraps of tightening bonds of drying wet leather from which they have no desire to escape, rather to enjoy the constriction which results in the forehead bulging veins whilst struggling for air.
The Germany based Australian synthwave creator Phia releases the EP The Woman Who Counted the Stars on the 29th.
Phia – The Woman Who Counted Stars – artwork
The ethereal soundtrack of Oxide, from the forthcoming release, immediately holds the attention as analogue synths and fuzzy guitar drift across the room through which the vocal peers through the rising mist. Whilst there is much activity in there is an unhurried dreamy spaciousness to the song.
A month long tour around England, Germany and Austria commences on the 14th, with five dates in Australia starting on the 30th of November.
It is always interesting to follow the journey of musicians and Chris Morrin is one who has featured from time to time since 2009 with Reader’s Wives – in 2010 with Robotnik and in 2013 with Blood & Honey.
Now – having taken time out concentrating on poetry and film he returns as Morrin with focus as a live performer of music of protest against a system that is failing the vast majority – by way of introduction – a rendition of the track You Show Me The Way.