The Lebanese protest folk group فرقة الراحل الكبي (The Great Departed) were introduced late in 2016.
عماد حشيشو – فرقة الراحل الكبي
Their latest track من أجل هذا ولهذا (For This And That) which had not been planned for release just yet was brought to light with no fanfare for unanticipated reasons.
A few hours after the shooting of the video for من أجل هذا ولهذا the Oud player and main protagonist in this particular video – عماد حشيشو (Emad Hashisho) was killed in a car accident on the 9th of March.
The Swedish alt-rock trio We Could Build An Empire released the LP In This Place on the 8th.
We Could Build An Empire
Their music is always generous of soundscape giving the music a mix of powerful rock and spacey trippiness in which the listener is taken on journeys of vaguely psychedelic carpet rides as their mind expands with the compositions.
The penultimate song is also the title track – In This Place.
It has been approaching a year since the Russian dreamwave outfit Наадя (Naadia) last featured.
The newest track – Облака (Clouds) – is borne through the room in contrasts of the flexing muscles of bulging bass-loops and the fragile feathering synth through which the vocal hovers like a bird flighting in and out of focus through sunlight and occlusions of broken stratus.
The US indie-rock band 408 released the EP Mrs. Lemonsqueezer earlier this month.
Akin to the release title, on hitting play the listener is coated in a zingy shower of sound, as 408 deliver their tracks in which the listener finds the need to be moving alongside with the zippy drum-kit as guitars buzz through the ears.
By way of an introduction – the first of the four tracks – Charlotte.