For regular readers of the site the dark-dystopia of the Russian project Dark Voice Of Angelique will be familiar. Yesterday the latest LP – Winter Mind Game – was released.
Approximately fifty minutes of spine chilling electronica, organs, percussion and vocal spirit through the room over the nine tracks on the album (which is available on bandcamp).
The release is best enjoyed whilst tethered naked by ankles, wrists and neck, inside a cage within a dripping, condemned mine shaft with flickering candles casting ominous shadows across the limited field of vision.
My pick of the releasing being the just over seven and a half minutes of the sixth track – Fire Warning.
The Russian dreamwave outfit BountyTweex released the LP Ignition on the 12th.
BountyTweex – Ignition – original artwork
Originally scheduled for release last year, new tracks were added and the release delayed, to reflect of the slightly different overall soundscape of the LP the original artwork (shown above) which made strong reference to the influence of Japanese culture was changed to the one below (in music embed) which makes greater emphasis of the dreamy soundscape of the overall scope of Ignition, though still drawing from the initial well of thought.
My selection of the nine track album is the seventh – Say.
Noire (available on bandcamp) whilst still of dark cloud, is of less dystopian menace than music previously featured.
The nine tracks are less compacted and resultingly afford for the listener to more readily explore the melodies and nuances of the roughly fifty six minutes album as the multifarious layering of electronica, synthesised instruments and vocal flows through the room.
The fourth composition and my pick of the release is the just over six minutes – They.
Женя Куковеров (Zhenya Kukoverov) is a Russian trippy-lofi project.
Женя Куковеров – (Zhenya Kukoverov)
The latest LP to be released – Тайный Оптимист (Secret Optimist) – available on bandcamp – is a fourteen track, roughly one hour and four minutes, journey in which the audience senses they themselves are in danger of becoming the Mad Hatter.
While individual songs, typically running to over four minutes each, are not individually overladen with psychotropics it is the accumulation of the collection of quiet hallucinogen which leaves the mind forming its own fantastical parallel existence.
The most recent LP to surface, Back to the Escapism, which came out earlier this month is a bewitching; Roughly twenty three minutes of transfixing electronica and vocal that transports the synapses in to underutilised patterns of brain activity in which the audience can sense their mind remapping.
My pick of the eight on the album (available on bandcamp) being the closer – Trippy Dance.