Industrial rhythms and hypnotic loops create a heavily eighties-influenced, dramatic yet energizing vibe for this fresh single from Washington’s Aspect Ratio.
Turns out a lovely hit of lo-fi, guitar-led trip-hop is all that’s required to temporarily switch off the weight of the world and relax into the moment.
Driving with a psychedelic shoe-gaze set-up and a deep-running desire to break away from the norm, Texas alternative indie act SAGASAW brings a swirling chaos of organic and distorted musicality, to rain down around you in a wholly immersive fashion. Following an unfortunate stint in hospital with poor health, SAGASAW emerged with a goal in … Continued
Mainly instrumental, then, and a love letter to the employment of adding reverb to sound, this album represents huge trips of introspection and simple melodic and tonal exploration – marking it out as something of a one-off. The fact that it all kind of hangs together as one concept is surprising, but it definitely does.
Following the release of their latest and final album as a band, the superb project that is The Mild Mild West, we were blessed with an interview with Austin’s AP Mode to find out more about their journey and what they hope the future holds. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi guys … Continued
The Mild Mild West is an album from the heart, from freedom of creativity and expression, from unity between musicians, and all of these qualities shine brightly in their natural state. It’s tricky, if not impossible, to fake such authenticity.
In true shoe-gaze fashion, imagery begins to shine through the cracks – scenes conjured from memory, provoking deeper thought, enhancing that hypnotic aspect all the more so.
LA’s Grey House lay out a series of impressively atmospheric, emotive and dreamy soundscapes with this latest EP. A follow-up to August’s full-length album, the project Pale Dream kicks into gear with a purely instrumental wash of mesmerising alternative rock. This creative edge stands tall throughout the collection – eclecticism is a defiant strong-point, and … Continued
A beautifully promising debut single, part of a week of impressive releases – they do say great music comes from times of great difficulty.
Sometimes things get intimate, other times they stand back and stare at the world, attempting to deliver an explanation.
This is a rare kind of music that you can actually create your own art or music in the company of, without feeling distracted or overly influenced. It works for you, not against you.
The Persian Leaps are an alternative rock band offering high energy and anthem-like, almost noughties indie or BritPop songwriting that runs riot through this new album.