On the 1st the Danish hazewave project Mai Miyako released the EP Second Release.
The four tracks on Second Release are themed around relationship emotions of love, jealously, insecurity and anger giving the EP something of an introspective melancholia.
Songs are pinned around differing instrumentation, which enhances the mood, with piano, synth and guitar variously taking primacy, my pick of the release being the penultimate and merseybeat influenced – Show Me – which collapses in to its own insecurities in conclusion.
With only a couple of tracks to hear, perhaps that is good in some way, as I don’t have another clean handkerchief to hand to dab away the tear streaked eyes.
Wolves – the newest track – flutters the heart with its luscious combinations of keys, percussion, strings and expansive vocal in a just over three and five sixths of a minutes composition that wrest highs and lows of mood from the listener as it bobs around the room.
Whilst the underpinning of Wolves is of a sense worried timidity towards others, ultimately, there is a thought that rather than throwing barbs at all around – a reach of invitation can result in a healing of the silos of self-imagined fear.
The Danish dystopian-industrial-wave project urall.me is set to release the début LP wat.r is free imminently.
On hitting play on the fifth of the eleven tracks – thesign – the listener is undecided upon which direction to run as an all encompassing plunger splurges out of the speakers sucking all, akin to a tsunami, as it engulfs the room and leaving merely water in its wake and revealing, as the sounds recede, unmitigated destruction in the lee of its wake which promptly settles in unconcerned balmy sunlight water, leaving the audience to pick up their own scattered pieces of their lives.
Revealed early (available as a standalone single on bandcamp) was All I Remember which will be the fourth of the ten tracks.
Prior to advancing towards the play button ensure you have a handkerchief nearby to dry weeping eyes as the sonorous voice leads the listener on an exquisite journey of longing and loss with the wistful melodies of guitar, keys and bass create sonic layers of drifting interwoven melancholia with percussion setting a sombre framework.