Originally from New Zealand and currently based in Alice Springs (Australia) Lachlan Grant Splendor is a folk-rock musician.
Lachlan Grant Splendor
Armed with a guitar, an absorbing vocal and the gift of strong and natural songwriting skills Lachlan Grant Splendor is able to create music which while seemingly simple on the ear holds in the mind far longer than the individual pieces while delivering a message for a softer world in which each finds time for others, while seeking points of connection and not confrontation.
During the past three weeks, three songs have surfaced – each bearing the artwork of Wake Up And Smell The Coffee – I don’t think I am straying too far to conjecture there may well already be a release on its way to follow up the forthcoming (30th of November due) dozen track LP The Choice Is Yours (available directly on the Lachlan Grant Splendor website) which follows on from the 2016 album Cordial, as none of the three newest tracks are on The Choice Is Yours.
The most recent surface song to appear, revealed within the past ten hours, is the track A Simple Life – joined by Bevan Gardiner (secondary vocal and drums) which showcases both the emotional dexterity and the natural timbre of the compositions.
The Australia based gazewave New Zealander, Siena Stone, is working towards the release of the début EP imminently.
Siena Stone – photo by @bresciajordan
The first song to surface from the EP, which was itself released as a standalone single yesterday, Freewheeler transmutes like honey flowing from a spoon as the echoing reverberations of synthesised guitar reform inside one another with chords slowly fading as others continually build whilst the evocative vocal breathes warmly over the ears, creating a song with an alluring enigmatic beauty which foretells of an EP to keep an eye out for on release.
With a greater emphasis on instrumentation than previous features the first track to surface from the album, I Love My Boyfriend, which was released on the 22nd as a standalone single and is available on bandcamp, opens with a bulging bass-line (how could I not be enamoured?) prior to dissolving in to a dreamlike composition that unfurls as though in slow motion, in to which the mind becomes entranced by the hazy soft brushes of the song.
The almost three year gap in last being featured coincides with the release of the LP The Great Cybernetic Depression rather than purely my own incompetence.
The New Zealand nowave creator Jonathan Bree releases the LP Sleepwalking on the 8th of June.
Jonathan 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.