Mortal Thing – Habitat – Audio

Mortal Thing is a new US sadcore project for Brian Blythe.

Mortal Thing - Photo Credit - Nevan Doyle Design

Mortal Thing – Photo Credit – Nevan Doyle Design

There is only one song – the début single Habitat which came out last week.

The slow tempo and low fidelity hum adds to the sense of wistful isolation that quietly fills the room with a building layering of vocal, guitar, loop and synth that the listener can feel soaking in to their core.


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Michael Gilham – Dear, Rose – Single Review

The England based sadcore creator Michael Gilham released the single Dear, Rose on the 18th.

Michael Gilham

Michael Gilham

Led by jazz-fused minor progressive chords on pianoforte Dear, Rose (available in bandcamp) teeters in to the room akin to a cat testing its paws on surface water prior to spotting a dry landing space in which to leap and pleasurably snaffle and wriggle in catnip whilst keeping a wary eye out for rainclouds overhead while the exquisite vocal threads through the ears taking the mind to spaces of melancholic thought whilst simultaneously feeling a catharsis and easement of life’s woes flowing out of the veins.

It was way back in November 2016 that Michael first made contact and merely today that the knots have tied, for which I apologise to one and all.

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Betty Pulls A Fast One – Dressed In Birds – Audio

The English sadcore duo Betty Pulls A Fast One are scheduling the release of the LP – Dressed In Birds – for February.

Betty Pulls A Fast One

Betty Pulls A Fast One

There is a skill required to be able to create music which is so dour of countenance that rather than attending the regular funerals of an ever dwindling audience as a result of self-inflicted injuries whilst listening to the compositions  – musicians find themselves with an expanding following who immerse themselves in the the brooding darkness finding a cohesive catharsis in the material and Betty Pulls A Fast One, who have regularly featured on numerous occasions since their introduction in 2016, are one such duo.

Those of longer stay, or who click the link to the initial introduction will discover Dressed In Birds was first scheduled for release last year. I am more hopeful that the appearance of the title track with its minor chords progression does signify the album’s imminent arrival.

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Midnight Brewers – Silver Ashtray – Audio

Midnight Brewers is an English sadcore duo.

Midnight Brewers

Midnight Brewers

With material dating back to 2016, each of different iteration, there is always an undercurrent of melancholia which sweeps through the room on taking a listen to the back-catalogue and when one starts to explore so the further one wishes to delve in the wistful tones of music.

A couple of tunes surfaced on the 3rd and serving as an introduction to a band I look forward to hearing more from in due course – the keys led Silver Ashtray.


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pinecones – it’s fine (i’m fine) – Audio

pinecones is a sadcore duo from the USA.

pinecones - summer in december - artwork

pinecones – summer in december – artwork

Their début EP summer in december surfaced this month.

A five track release (available on bandcamp) that minds the listener of an evening on the shoreline as temperature drops, coinciding with a tide rapidly receding over flats of sand with a sense of sadness that the day is drawing to close, only to find ones toes sinking in to warm wet sand and rather than falling in to despair – finding solace and pleasure in past memories.

My pick of the release being the second – it’s fine (i’m fine).


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