Magic Potion – Foamy Lace – Audio

The Swedish slacker quartet Magic Potion release the LP Endless Graffiti on the 26th.

Magic Potion - photo credit Daniel Alberto

Magic Potion – photo credit Daniel Alberto

The ten track album (available on bandcamp) has an underlying whirr that sounds like a variomatic gearbox with slipping belts as the leisurely pacing of guitars expand and contract as if half a bar behind the beat, giving the music an alluring temperament of melancholic and vaguely tripped out mood in to which the listener gratefully settles with the soft down of the compositions.

Foamy Lace is the fourth track.

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Moogle – Silver Lines – Single Review

The Irish slacker project Moogle revealed the track Silver Lines on the 11th.



Stretching the elasticity of bars to almost breaking point the song rumbles through the room on a warped turntable that gives Silver Lines the feeling of time slowing and catching up with itself, as though running on two different speeds, in a fine rendition of slacker rock.

I was late to catch the note introducing the début track, which came out in June – All My Friends – which has been surpassed with Silver Lines, though both indicative that Moogle is a project to keep an ear out for in the future with fingers crossed that an LP will be on its way in short order as the slowly rotating compositions would be best enjoyed in an extended session. In the interim, if anywhere near, you may well come across Moogle busking in Dublin.

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Safecamp – Silence Is Golden – Audio

Safecamp is a US slacker project.



Last month I was informed of a new LP coming out early this, however, once again I managed to miss the email altogether, for which I apologise along with the late article – the album From A Certain Point Of View (available on bandcamp) having come out early last week.

A pot mixed with handfuls of improbable ingredients that includes, amongst others, spindly angular maths and emo fused progressive psychedelia to make for a tasty repast of trippy imagineering with the listener able to draw in their minds eye – robotics on gentle psychotropics.

The becalming thread of roughly fifty minutes of the twelve songs, each of slightly different dynamic, merely asks of the audience to free their mind to fully experience – Silence Is Golden is the antepenultimate track.

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Quigley (Guitar / Bass/ Vocals) and Kieran (Drums) from New York in the USA form the slacker outfit Washer.

Washer - Here Comes Washer - Vinyl

Washer – Here Comes Washer – Vinyl

There is a quietness of dampened sound that drifts around the room as Washer deliver music which gives the sense of the mundane boredom of life as the flat tones stretch their limbs. While able to play around with tempos it is the flatness of delivery that makes the listener want to hear more.

Washer is a band who are able to provide the audience with a sound that has a genuine connectedness which due to its intrinsic unexcitability wraps the ears in layers of droning disinterest that reflects of the realities of life in short bursts of creativity with tracks typically running around the two minute mark and I look forward to hearing more by them in short order.

With an established and growing live performance circuit the duo are also able to regularly release material, the most recent of which being the fourteen track Here Comes Washer (available on bandcamp).

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