NEW MUSIC: Sunny Disposition – Rain On Your Parade

Melbourne band Sunny Disposition have that certain Australian indie rock of the 00s sound in their veins. That mix of jangly guitars, angular shapes on the fretboard, jerky, curious rhythm section explorations and a fine balance between raw emotion and intellectual musings in the lyrics and vocal delivery. ‘Rain On Your Parade‘ twists and sonically wrestles with itself quite wonderfully and brings to mind Antipodean … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Sunny Disposition – Rain On Your Parade

NEW MUSIC: The Finch Cycle – Forty Minus Zero

There’s a wonderfully warm and rolling feel to this new track from The Finch Cycle. It’s post -rock at its core but it also dials into that beautifully emotive 90s/early 00s indie rock sound of Australian bands such as Bluebottle Kiss – when it was as important for the guitars to lull and serenade as much as they needed to swerve and coruscate. The trombone … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: The Finch Cycle – Forty Minus Zero

NEW MUSIC: Jo Meares – The Dirty Game Of Art

Synthesised terrains of psychedelic melancholia delivered in a weathered tone, halfway between a whisper and a growl. Following the release of A Handful Of Smoke (2009) and One More Time (2010) with The Honeyriders, his acclaimed solo albums King Of The Crystal Mountain(2014), Back To The World (2018) and last year’s singles ‘The Dream Hotel‘ and ‘Fields Of Yesterday‘, Australian songwriter Jo Meares recently began a new and creatively fertile collaboration with Melbourne musician Anth Dymke (Pony Face). Premiered on UK website Backseat … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jo Meares – The Dirty Game Of Art

NEW MUSIC: Harrison & Dunkley – In CD

‘In CD’ is a collaborative release from UK duo Stuart Harrison and Peter Dunkley who have played in post-punk bands together in the past but more recently reconvened to explore intstrumental minimalism in the vein of Phillip Glass and Steve Reich. ‘In CD’ is a piece in two parts. The first section is built around keys and guitar circling, looping and overlapping as they build … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Harrison & Dunkley – In CD

NEW MUSIC: Tallinn – At The Freeport

Liquid bass, stuttering heartbeat rhythms and melodies that fold in and out of the mix, overlapping dancing with free-spirited interplay. These are the hallmarks of Tallinn’s track ‘At The Freeport’, an art-pop song that inhabits a beautiful sonic space. The song comes from Varieties Of Exile II, the second in a series of EPs from the New York-based experimental pop project of Scott Whittaker. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Tallinn – At The Freeport

NEW MUSIC: Rhian Sheehan – Still

New Zealand composer Rhian Sheehan has recently released a new album, Recollections, Vol. 1, which features a number of new tracks, and a number of tracks performed as part of his 2018 A Quiet Divide Album Release Tour. ‘Still‘ is a beautifully percussive and textured track that peppers an undulating piano line with clickety-clack rhythms that conjures everything from a ticking clock to a typewriter, … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Rhian Sheehan – Still

NEW MUSIC: Chris Child & Micah Frank – Static Wheels

US composer Chris Child & sound artist Micah Frank have recently released their second collection of songs – Tape Pieces Vol. 2, featuring this fine track, ‘Static Wheels’. Experimental post-rock and ambient drone are at the core of it, generated by the heavy use of filtering with effects so the loops blur together and bear just an echo of resemblance to its original. The ebb and … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Chris Child & Micah Frank – Static Wheels

NEW MUSIC: NOUS – Blush

NOUS have conjured up a swirling sonic miasma of musical nerves and tension, winding martial rhythms around droning, spiralling textures that add up to quite a glorious and immersive kosmiche post-rock sound. New York experimental music project NOUS – led by producer and composer Christopher Bono – is an experimental music project with a fluctuating group of artists exploring ritual and spontaneity within music. NOUS … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: NOUS – Blush

NEW MUSIC: Future Museums – Leaving The Vessel

  Future Museums has released ‘Leaving The Vessel‘, a five minute long piece of sparkling, glistening kosmiche electronica that sounds like a robot stepping, blinking into the warm sunlight of a new day. The track from Austin TX-based multi-instrumentalist Neil Lord pulses with an analog new age Krautrock quality, the combined results of Lord’s experimentation with guitar, synths and drum machines. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Future Museums – Leaving The Vessel

NEW MUSIC: Sugar Factory – Birdie

Sugar Factory (Greece) is the solo project of Stelios Gagaris, who has been releasing 7″, cassette and digital recordings for the last decade. ‘Birdie’ comes from the new seven song cassette release Home and finds him digging into some propulsive and angular instrumental psych rock sounds. It’s heavy but the dynamics give it weight and relief in all the right places. Elsewhere the release contains some … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Sugar Factory – Birdie

NEW MUSIC: Alex Henry Foster – The Hunter (By The Seaside Window)

Alex Henry Foster recently released the video for his single ‘The Hunter (By The Seaside Window)‘, the centrepiece of his new album Windows In The Sky. The song is an epic 14 minute piece of post-rock, with an ebb and flow of tension, poetry and ascent into grand, sprawling and expansive electric guitar playing that at times reminds us of Lift To Experience. Interwoven with … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Alex Henry Foster – The Hunter (By The Seaside Window)

NEW MUSIC: Jacaszek – November Late

Polish composer Michal Jacaszek has just released his new album Music For Film on the Ghostly International label and it’s a wonderfully immersive and contemplative collection of compositions that showcase his amalgamation of ambient, classical, and musique concrete styles. He deploys field recordings, acoustic samples, poetry, and baroque instrumentation to paint pictures, oftentimes melancholic, nostalgic, tragic. ‘November Late’ begins tentatively before slowly morphing, swelling and rising into … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jacaszek – November Late