Within the past twenty four hours he has revealed his début beatbox single – Be Somebody – by way of a video.
Those of longer stay will recognise that whilst I often fall for a throbbing bass line – beatbox has always held intrigue going back to an article in 2009 about the Austrian voices only band Bauchklang.
Without further ado the many vocal reaches of Spencer Knight with Be Somebody.
The US ambient-electronics creator Black Demarco released the LP Good Day on the 11th.
The just over half an hour album hangs webs through the room as the drifting combines of synthesised sounds and instrumentation weaves one in to the other in fluctuating rhythms and shadowy spectrals with occasional vocals surfacing through the haze.
The ten tracks each delivers a different idea and therefore my pick of the release – the second – Orange – should not be taken as a marker of Good Day – rather a reflection of the ripples which burble through the speakers in a release well worth getting to grips with in short order.
The US dark-synth project of Robbie Haas – Elmer & the Ceramic Trees released the LP Maps of Outer Space on the 15th.
Elmer & The Ceramic Trees – Maps Of Outer Space – CD
Drawing reference points from Joe Meek & The Blue Boys and the ground breaking EP I Hear a New World from 1960 (fully released as an LP in 1991) through new-romanticism and early Factory Records material Elmer And The Ceramic Trees delivers music which has both reflections of the past along with a freshness of its own as the slowly fading in and out synths drift through the room to the accompaniment of scant vocal, fluted guitar, tempered percussion and vaguely gothic overlay.
My pick of the release on the ten track album (available on bandcamp), is the opener Two Immortals.
The US EQ-wave project sdtrk released the EP – The Past earlier in the month.
Ruffle up the speakers and allow the equaliser balances to sit midi barring of sub-woofers straining for maximum extraction and tweeters balancing pins on their grilles and you will discover music that wraps you up in skeletal shaking embrace. The compositions can never be played too loudly, or to be fair too quietly, but as regular readers know I do always like things more loudly than is strictly necessary – however at any volume the diametrics are perfectly placed leaving the mind in an equilibrium it didn’t realise existed as sdtrk delivers a soundtrack of the moment, which ever moment you may be in at the time.
From the four track release – the second – Days Of Heaven.