The Swedish roots-rockers Among Lynx revealed the song Time on the 29th of June.
Immediately on hitting play, the listener is transported to a sawdust strewn saloon bar whilst instinctively reaching for a whisky to spend time in the company of Among Lynx, as the new song feeds gnarly blues riffs though the room.
Whilst easy to focus on purely the slide guitar and immersive vocals, to do so would be to miss all that is included within Time which is, in reality, an intricate, superbly composed and delivered song with much going on beneath the surface, with harmonica and double-bass adding depth to the rhythm of percussion.
For reasons undeserved, though sadly the nature of the world of music, despite delivering music of the highest quality their fan-base, whilst intensely loyal, is predominately home-grown. If justice is served, 2018 will break open the floodgates for a band who should be on far more radars.
The Hungarian, Netherlands ambient-electronica duo Dream Map released the single Time on the 13th.
Having got together towards the end of last year Dream Map only have two tracks around, both belie the short time they have been together with the well structured and judged compositions transfixing the audience with their unruffled flowing elegance.
The most recent being the just under four and a quarter minutes of Time. A luxurious pillow of radiating electronica heralds the entrance of the absorbing vocal and fills the room with gently undulating washes of colour in to which the listener finds themselves merging as one in with the misty, dreamy soundtrack.
Washed in luscious reverb and soaked pedal swimming in a shoal encased by synthetic keys, their latest single Time, which was released earlier in the month belies the hive of frenetic under-current jazz-fused activity which underpins the song as the vocal glides through the room merely generating ripples of disturbance and leaving the listener unwittingly shaking their shoulders through the shifting phraseology of the composition.
Old Swing in Time evidence of a group of musicians who know when enough is enough on the mixing desk and although laden with depths of effects the resulting output is of a calming serenity in which the audience can either explore the rapidly oscillating pectoral fins or flow in gentle swoops with the graceful anguilliform locomotion.
The English nu-folk creator Sheehan Duhv revealed the début single – Time – on the 21st.
Having taken time to put in an apprenticeship working with others material Sheehan Duhv felt it was time to explore as the originating musician resulting in Time.
A looped drum gives the song a circular motion, which is picked up and expanded by a felted keyboard whilst an angular guitar skips through the ears, akin to spider hurriedly repairing its web in mid-afternoon before the heat goes out of the sun, to be joined in by a layered vocal – resulting in a composition which has a lo-fidelity honesty which is weaved in to a multi-textured carpet within which the listener takes immense pleasure in sinking their toes.