- Nu jazz
- Mood music
Sunday, April 26, 2015
- Synth rock
- Live recording
- Alternative dance
/Experimental techno, Experimental electronica, Electro-acoustic, Glitchtronica/
Comment: Manufactures is a challenging and thought-provoking issue thanks to exploiting different sonic fabrics, sonorous colours and stylistic intentions to create something innovative and startling. More profoundly, Kengo Miyazaki uses electro-acoustic shuffles, minimal techno frequencies and smothering glitch electronics and noises – at times these sections are set apart from other ones, at times tightly interlaced with other ones. In any cases, the result fulfils its initial intention and premise. Despite intense exploitation of electronic sounds and edged electronics the whole used to sound in an emotive way.
/Drone, Space rock, Post-rock, Epic, Dark ambient, Experimental rock, Improvised music, Avant-rock/
Comment: Gamardah Fungus is a musical project from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine whose 5-track issue is a spellbinding example of how to explore inner and outer space per excellence. Musically and sonically it embraces loads of aspects which in turn will constitute new elements and crossovers for the listener`s privilege. At times it sounds as if the wall of sound were invented by Jimi Hendrix because of those nervous guitar riffs represented there are tightly coated with spaced-out milieu and sublime noises. Furthermore, space rock explorations will meet with jazz-y woodwind pipe improvisations thereby exemplifying the feeling of how the extension of outer space would have had its trace and pace (arguably having it so far). At times guitar drenched improvisations and extensions (due to rich usage of delays and reverberations) are embellished with discontinued concrete sounds and spoken word whiffs thus amplifying mysterious feel on it. Subsequently I can assume the result is transcendental and beyond time. By kindred souls I recommend listen to such artists as fydhws, Tont, Tore Elgaroy, and Glenn Branca. The issue is a part of Hidden Vibes, an excellent Ukraine imprint dedicated to issue post-rock, modern classical and ambient music.
/Shoegaze, Alternative rock, Indie pop, Dream pop, Psychedelic rock/
Comment: Inverness is a Brazilian quartet whose album Somewhere I Can Hear My Heart Beating (2010, Jamendo) was an outstanding issue which can freely be considered a hallmark in the indie/dream pop/shoegaze/psychedelic pop scene. Although Ivana is slightly diluted with regard to the aforementioned album the result seems to be still great. The outing is designed in a more straightforward way though adding new elements to the mix. More concretely, those poignant guitar strums, Lucas de Almeida`s longing vocal threads and catchy orchestrations are adorned with some doo wop attitude affording the whole more light-hearted breezes to be blown over the top. At times the Inverness`s sound chimes like a mix of Sufjan Stevens, Stereolab, and Free Design (however, their work is not epiphenomenal by no means – it is just a bare comparative case to hint at similar aesthetics). Recommended.