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.
The England based synth-rock outfit BC Camplight releases the LP Deportation Blues on the 24th.
Last featured in 2015, the reason being living in a world of dystopian catch-22 Brian Christinzio was deported from the UK to his birth country of the USA after the release of the last LP How To Die In The North – for the past two years life has been taken up with battling bureaucracy. By taking Italian citizenship through family ties Brian now has the right to be in the UK – though with the UK leaving the EU – how long that may last is anyone’s guess.
There is something of a dark irony that the three countries in question each dislike immigrants as much as each other – which leads to the new album – Fire In England being the penultimate of the nine tracks.
The US alt-folk musician Aaron James will be releasing the EP Hibernate on the 7th of September.
Standing as a bridge from previous material which was drawn from the frisson of new experiences and the forthcoming EP which is a reflective narrative of those now lived events – the single Kauri Wood – which drifts through the room in combinations of acoustic guitar and electronic effects.
A ten track album (available on bandcamp) of varied though predominately acoustic led instrumentation which enables Emily Brown to showcase a capable vocal that is able to shape itself in to many styles with its wide dynamic and frequency range, giving the music an ever changing mood that alights upon the listener, from the aloof, via the theatrical to tender ballad.
My pick of the release inevitably being atypical of Bee Eater – the plugged-in, uptempo and most rock’n’rolly of the album – the sixth – Unseen Girl.