The latest track to surface – Manifest is of equally gloomy perspective – reflecting on a world riven by abstract irrelevant petty squabbles, whilst the bigger picture of the grinding down of the populace to merely serve a a failed system becomes lost in the shouting matches. Underpinning the dour countenance lays an hypnotic piano led synthesis.
The US synth-rock project of Meric Long – FAN – releases the LP Barton’s Den on the 4th of May.
The ten track album (available on bandcamp) was originally never intended to exist, though as a stack of songs began to surface from what had started out as experimenting with writing songs for synthesiser having inherited a couple of synths from Meric’s deceased father, making a change from experience as a seasoned musicians in writing songs for guitar.
It wasn’t until a long term contact began to listen to the tracks and prompt Meric to consider putting together something more organised that the idea of FAN emerged and hence the début LP Barton’s Den.
The most recent track to surface and opening song is Bob1.
The US sad-folk creator Terra Naomi is working towards the release of an LP planned for release on the 7th of September.
The second song to surface from the album, Nothing To Hide, which was released as a standalone single on the 9th and available on bandcamp, is a composition of drifting melancholia from which emerges an arresting vocal which exudes a sadness that catches tears from the listeners eye as the track contemplates of the regret of lost love.
The US darkwave project Precious Child is currently finalising a full release anticipated later in the year.
The first track to surface from the forthcoming release, WHOLE, is a contemplation of both the internal conflicts of the mind and the external struggles with others of body dysphoria whilst not seeking to provide an answer, rather add to the conversation.
The grinding electronica is buried by the fragmented guitar and jolting percussion while the vocalisation expresses both anguish and calmness.
Pine Moon is the sadcore project of the US musician Casey Brown.
I apologise that I am a tad late to this as an exchange of emails got bogged-down in my dodgy admin and has lain dormant since the start of the month.
The début LP Epilogue was released towards the tail end of last month. A bakers dozen track album (available on bandcamp) of haunting melancholic beauty that takes in a disparate range of presentation through its roughly fifty minutes journey. Lead instruments featured include acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, electric keyboard and piano with all of the songs laid to a slow drifting resolution as through peering through a dawn mist with the melancholic vocal emerging like a silhouette in the shroud.