As promised, from now on there will be a weekly update about the new releases in underground/experimental/whatever kind of music. I’ll keep the monthly recap as a sort of “best of” of the previous month. Without further ado, let’s see what happened this first week of the year.
01 / 01: I Feel Like A Bombed Cathedral – Seabed
The mind behind Ulan Bator and his solo project with a long and sad title. Focusing on droning and guitar looping with some space incursions here and there, at the very beginning of the year he posted a previously unreleased track, Seabed. Imagine the dark under the sea while listening to this. An extra-sensorial experience, spots of dark red and blue on the notes of a natural minor scale. Quoting him to describe the soundscape: “electric guitar with effects plus heartbeats”.
01 / 01: Blank Banshee – Home
Always on the first day of January, Blank Banshee appeared like a ghost with Home, an atmospheric piece with the heart beating for minimalism: delayed guitar, synth pad and nothing more. chords on the synth and single notes on the guitar, the music paves the way to an ethereal land with no precise direction but single melodic cells that chase each other. The cover art probably is a pixellated image of Haunter, a Pokémon of the first generation of the franchise. Maybe the title refers to the old memories of a child playing games. Anyway, it’s unclear if this is a hint for a new album.
01 / 06: Moses Sumney – Me in 20 Years
After the highly anticipated single Virile, Moses posts a lyric video, briefly recorded on a dark night and presenting Mr. Sumney as a haunting presence randomly found in the country road. The touching voice prosecutes the theme of the loss of love, already covered in the precedent video (Polly), carillon-like arpeggios create a secondary layer of melody over the grounded synths. A very stunning tune that speaks to the heart.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned for some insights coming out on Friday and thanks from the bottom of my heart for the massive amount on newcomers to the blog, I owe so much to Jacob Collier and Luan Pommier for the big, big shout out!
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