/Post-rock, Indie rock, Lo-fi, Alternative
rock, Jazz rock, Math rock/
by listening to this duo of Catalan heritage from London, Great Britain I feel
myself delighted because this set of 7 tracks being conjured up by Max Feriche
and Javi Carles contains joyful post-rock progressions as if performed either
in open air or recorded in the unplugged way. Furthermore, the duo used to add
some gales of laughter, occasional samples of everyday and previously recorded environmental
sounds to the mix. By the way, one of the pieces was recorded in the bathroom. The
latter,Parece Vela (Baño) is an instant improvised excursion for simple
guitar twanging, vowel induced hum and harmonica solo. All of that renders the chugging
of their melting pot in a way to seem even more enjoyable and organic and
seamless rather than by the case of just following only one orthodox pace. By
their post-rock side the Catalans play bold post-rock progressions with some math
rock and some lighter alternative rock influences. The composition Jab involves
a saxophone solo played by Dudù Bongo. Amusing.
/Glitch techno, IDM, Deep techno,
although this 11-track issue could be considered an example of dance music it
is actually much more than just a mere groovy vibe act. Indeed, it is based
upon crunchy IDM-alike techno beats yet the Polish producer JL is handy at
embellishing those rhythms with glimmering and warm synthesised vibes as if
coming out of the nexus of the Earth or layers of otherworldly still life. For
instance, listen to a track called Yesterday
Night of being an instance of ideal pop music. These tracks just start off from
nowhere to progress and manifold slowly yet consistently during the pathway.
The artist`s music is about beats and intimacy wrapped up in velvety tones and enchanting
predilection of thought-provoking sonic ideology. Even the most minimal and
austere moments over there, for instance, 14b
(Surrealizm Remix), Intro reveal
their nature of being ready to ensnare their victim. In a word, it is a case of
meta-techno wound up in front of the listener.
/Live session, Garage rock, Punk rock, Noise
pop, Alternative rock, Shoegaze, Dream pop, Indie rock, Lo-fi/
to have some words about genuine modern female musicians one should explore women
within the art pop/indie pop scene throughout the last three decades. Recently
I read Morrissey`s autobiography where he spots upon an early Manchester
indie/post-punk scene where only The Fall`s line-up involves female musician.
In fact, women involved in the indie music scene were not a self-explanatory
thing at a time actually. Later on the things started to improve remarkably. One could discover such great songwriters as Kate Bush, Kirsty MacColl, Björk, and PJ Harvey,
for instance. Furthermore, there are up musical groups where women played an
important part – for instance, in the 80s Siouxsie Sioux and her Banshees, Kim Gordon from
Sonic Youth, Elisabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins, Bilinda Butcher, and Debbie
Googe from My Bloody Valentine, Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi from Lush, Tara
Vanflower from Lycia, Rachel Goswell from Slowdive, Toni Halliday from Curve, Lisa
Germano, and Hope Sandoval if to name the most pre-eminent persons and musical groups.
The 90s and 00s revealed innovative newcomers including Laetitia Sadier, Mary
Hansen (most notably related to Stereolab), Megan White (The White Stripes), Brighton, Great Britain-based feminist art/experimental rock combo Electrelane, Pocahaunted
and Best Coast. Vivian Girls was a Brooklyn-based trio who started off in 2007
and went on hiatus in 2014. In the meanwhile they issued three albums and had
toured worldwide. Their music is a visceral blend of noise pop, feedback loaded
punk, and dreamy female vocal driven enthralment. This 14-track gig was performed
some months before issuing the combo`s sophomore album. Indeed, the performance
used to fill in a good overview about their sound and dexterity to merge
straightforward noise flows with hazy subtleties coming out of a vocal
mannerism and catchy melodies. Although it could be said the trio`s permanent shift
is somewhere in-between post-punk and shoegazing one can actually hear more artsy
influences and drifts thereby reminding of Electrelane as a kindred soul
sometimes. They bring forth lots of energy, charm, and verve for your pleasure.
Amazing gig by any means.