The Australian jangle-wave project of Daniel Moss – Field Maps – released the single Cassavetes yesterday.
Field Maps – photo credit – Poppongene
Slightly over four and a third minutes Cassavetes (available on bandcamp) continues the theme of the only other track around Action At A Distance with its ever more pressing repetition of phrase, giving the guitar, electronics and percussion the sense of a stuttering loop, a technique which, akin to those who find the sound of screeching chalk either excruciating or a delight, will divide listeners in to those, such as myself, who are keen to hear more and those who will never be able to contemplate cartography with ease again.
The Australian deep-house project Kuroshi released the single Lock N Load yesterday.
It is rare that EDM producers create music which is as redolent with vitriol towards a system that oppresses the masses for the enjoyment of the few or as socially aware, therefore of course I am going to suggest spending time in company.
Following on from last years EP Dark Drive, Lock N Load further develops the theme of the five songs of angry protestation with a song that has an even darker and more overbearing presence, while once again creating music which sits well under flashing neon strobes.
The Brazil based trippy-rock quartet King In The Belly released the single Intimate Strangers on the 4th.
King In The Belly
The combination of three Brazilians and one Australian enable the quartet to deliver music which has a difference of sound and wide ranging ideas, with Intimate Strangers drawing deeply from the well of ’70s psychedelia.
Though only getting in to gear last year four previous singles and plans for an LP this – evidence of a group of musicians keep to get fully up to speed and a quartet I look forward to hearing more fromm in short order.
Whilst developing their own opportunities around Santa Rita do Sapucaí, where they are based, they are also working with other regional and national bands to bring live music to the area through ‘back yard sessions’ which are in essence mini DIY festivals.
The Australian alt-electro project SPOD releases the LP Adult Fantasy in August.
The album will be adding to the extensive catalogue of material which, although never taking itself too seriously, is always able to add to any party moment with its delightful subdued lofidelity analogue synths and zingy beats.
The first song to surface from the LP – Day In The Sun – spreads a summery vibe that palpably warms the room and will be released as a standalone single on the 20th.
The Australian melancholic-folk creator Rachel Caddy released the single Reach For You on the 30th of March.
The room fills with a haunting ambience as Reach For You (available on bandcamp) circles the listener.
The opening scene is set by the isolated vocal pealing through the ears in a fragile exposition, prior to tenderly laid instrumentation accompanying the expressive vocal in a song that unexpectedly builds in resilience and tempo as it builds to a cathartic crescendo, prior to drifting back in to quiet isolation.
Rachel Caddy posses both an extraordinarily capable voice as well as the ability to write and deliver immersive compositions and is a musician I look forward to hearing much more of over the coming years.