The New Zealand nowave creator Jonathan Bree releases the LP Sleepwalking on the 8th of June.
Johnathan 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.
The Japanese based New Zealand ambient drone project There’s too much revealed the latest song 生四 Farisa (the girl with the golden voice) on the 4th.
There`s too much
Unlike previous material featured by There’s Too Much since introduction in 2013, 生四 Farisa (the girl with the golden voice), doesn’t fill the room with an oppressive dystopian darkness – though do bear in mind drone is never chirpy, it does however fill the room with a carrier signal which burrows deep in to the mind, extending for a margin under six and five sixths minutes.
Back in July I was sent an introduction and only now have I reached that email, though with fortune the LP You Do Not Do which was released this month (available on bandcamp), means I am almost current, though sadly once again I am once again a few days late to getting round to getting a feature written, my apologies to one and all.
A glorious revolution of synthesis drifts through the room to the accompaniment of sharply turned bass loops, extended guitar and electro-vocals resulting the listener is immediately minded of Sparks, as the audience articulates limbs akin to a retro velvet beaked nodding duck water-feature gizmo.
If, like me, you are in the Northern Hemisphere you can safely turn off the heating before hitting play as the warmth, from my pick of the release – the third of the eleven tracks on the album – Antifaxxers – permeates the room with the raising ambient warming temperature being palpably discernible.
The New Zealand rocker Jas Josland released the single Lie To Yourself today.
Lie To Yourself is steeped in classic rock’n’roll in a song that swirls through the room with a flourish as the energetic composition launches the listener on to the dance floor to shake with the pumping percussion / bass combinations as the guitar prowls like a stalking panther whilst the vocal threads from a growling menace to intricate melodic sections.
A talented musician who, deservedly, has already had the opportunity to play internationally and Lie To Yourself can’t but help to build on a growing reputation for being able to create and deliver good time rock and in a world of many divisions, shining a positive light is extremely welcome.