Dendera Bloodbath is an industrial-electronica project from the USA.
Put all your preconceptions of musical construct back in the draw prior to hitting play as Verge Bliss takes you on a ride.
If you ever were wondering what it may feel and sound like to have your head chainsawed from your neck with a blunt blade – look no further than Bardo 3 as the buzzing analogue fills the ears with blood – merely turn the volume louder and bury your head in to the speakers to fully relish the experience as scratching claws intersperse the screaming saw whilst the sparse vocal incantation slithers through the room.
The US angst-rock creator Charlie Mess was introduced last year.
Charlie Mess – Double Space – artwork
With quite different paint brushes the newest LP to surface, which came out earlier this month and available on bandcamp, Double Space is a roughly thirty eight minutes nine track album that minds me of the works of Edvard Munch as the painful realities of life scream through the room akin to descriptors of eviscerating wounds to the mind.
For those who like their music of gentle waves, probably not only is the wrong site to be engaged, but also a release to swerve in wide arc. For those of us who like music of raw honesty – set aside the time and turn everything up to full volume and allow the distortion to wreak havoc with the senses.
My pick of the release being the second track – Rhyme.
The US dreamy-folk project of Hanna Read – Lomelda – releases the LP Thx on the 8th of September.
Lomelda – photo by Carly Hoskins
A ten track album of wistful memory (available on bandcamp), though far from feeling despondent the listener feels a warming catharsis drifting through the room, in which to stretch the limbs and allow to wash through the brain.
The opening track – Interstate Vision – has a frailty of vocal that captivates as the half-broken thready hushed lyric delivers intense emotional connectivity with the audience as guitar and drum-kit, gently transport the song through its undulations.
The US rock’n’blues creator Carter Lou & The Project releases the eponymous LP on the 21st.
Carter Lou & The Project
The latest song to surface, the fifth of the eight on the album, Evil Game opens with a bass guitar dragging its strings across the studio floor and how could I not be enamoured?
A just under three three minutes track of dirty blues in which the listener can sense it is cleaning the speakers of any internal dust as the scratchy composition grabs hold of a bottle of whisky and proceeds to strew sawdust through room.