honey swell – Bad City – Audio

honey swell is a US sadcore outfit.

honey swell - photo by Ashley Gellman Photography

honey swell – photo by Ashley Gellman Photography

The three track eponymous single which was released at the tail end of last month, available on bandcamp, (you are correct –  another email that I managed to get to open very late despite having had plenty of advanced notice, apologies to everyone) doesn’t ruffle the pressure waves as it slips out of the speakers in a lofi wave of plaintive emo.

Yet, despite its almost imperceptible presence – the mind still finds itself wound in contorted knots of paranoia long after the the ten minutes duration of the three songs have passed.

By way of an introduction – the opening track – Bad City.

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Twilight Fields – Song Undelivered – Audio

The Canadian sadcore project Twilight Fields recently surfaced with a new track.

Twilight Fields

Twilight Fields

A musical project which first featured in 2016, Twilight Fields has always created music of melancholic countenance whilst empathetic of others.

The new track – Song Delivered – continues that narrative with a composition that finds succour with the many musicians around the globe, who although pouring heart and soul in to their songs are unable to find any traction or interest by others, yet despite that, still have the urgent need to to keep on creating even in the knowledge that it may well be music that only they will ever hear.

Perhaps an anthem for this site, which does try to offer some kind of bridge to many in that position whilst eschewing that which is major label.

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Low’s Museum – So Long – Audio

The English sadcore project Low’s Museum releases the LP Bathtub on the 7th of September.

Low's Museum

Low’s Museum

Rooted in dour-folk, the morose compositions become more teary eyed with synths, electronica, accordions and more, adding to the sense of melancholia drawn from the open guitar and forlorn vocal, yet as often the case, the deeper the mood of despondency in music, the greater the sense of catharsis by the listener.

Wandering through the eighteen track, approximately sixty three minutes album (available on bandcamp) although not leaving any dry handkerchiefs will leave the mind feeling becalmed of the worries of the moment.

While the LP is best heard in full to be able to experience the changes in ones own mood – the seventh track – So Long – serves as a not out of place introduction.

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Paperwing – Firewall- Single Review

The Swedish sadcore project of Jenny SoovikPaperwing – released the single Firewall today.



The silken composition of fragile membrane slowly takes shape as combinations of electronica, instrumentation and vocal weave through each other forming ever more taught pockets of thought in a track that reflects on the building barriers of personal protection in the face of a world of ever greater factionalism resulting in isolated silos afeared of one another.

Yet, through the sadness lays a tentative glimmer of connection and a cohesion with a stretched out arm of reach inviting the listener to grasp the wrist and start to create extended bonds with one another.


Firewall – Single – Paperwing is available on iTunes.*

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Martin Del Carpio – November (Black Rose) – Video

The US sadcore creator Martin Del Carpio is working on the details for a new LP.

Martin Del Carpio - photo by @murraybrooklyn

Martin Del Carpio – photo by @murraybrooklyn

Regularly crafting music, always of sad countenance, the most recent song to surface November (Black Rose) is made more sorrowful with the melancholic notes of piano leading a composition that was inspired by the death of their mother.

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