White Light shine a light into dark corners often left alone in contemporary psychedelic indie-rock. Based in Malmo, Sweden the musical project is centered on the Danish singer, guitarist and songwriter Martin Ejlertsen.
The band’s new single “California Love” – released this Friday 20th April – follows previous singles “Teenage Dream”, “King Kong” (as well as a video for the album title track “Horizons”) which achieved UK national radio play from BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, and Radio X, along with heavy rotation on Danish National Radio DR KarriereKanonen.
On an album that introduces undulating keyboards as a new and fundamental element of their sound, with harmonies and chiming delay guitars under attack with fuzz, all enveloped in dark and pervasive melancholic melodies, “California Love” takes a slightly different direction and see the band in a quieter, more introspective, mood.
Truth Serum is an experiment combining the radically contrasting production and concepts of Bronx born horrorcore emcee Spaghetti Blacc, and Tomasia who’s conscious rhymes have been likened to a hybrid of MC Lyte and Angela Davis. The two came together to record a concept album released under Blacc Ski Weekend Industries, about two androids who have crossed paths at the brink of apocalypse… one wants to save humanity, the other to transcend it entirely.
Pershagens new album, Tarfala, was born in an apartment in Piteå, Sweden, between 2015-2017 and in a cheap hotel room in Los Angeles where several of the members lived together for two months in 2016. The title of the album, Tarfala, is taken from the area which is located near the Kebnekajse mountain in Sweden.
The instrumental music creates different moods. Balancing between despair and desperation, at the same time, accommodate something hopeful and beautiful, with a splash of mystery added.
Pershagen can be both a soundtrack to everyday life, something that accompanies one's day dreams or a temporary reality escape.
"We think the great thing about instrumental music is that you have more space to create your own story or picture of what the music is about"
"Det du söker finns inte här" is the first single from upcoming album, Tarfala, Out May 16.
"We are two brothers from Memphis, TN, who have been playing music together for over ten years. John Hash plays the guitar, bass, and handles all engineering duties. Dave Hash plays the drums, aux percussion, and keys. We recently decided to start making DIY records together and officially released "Calm Before the Dawn" on March 15th of this year. We are super happy with the responses we have received so far, and we look forward to learning from this experience and making our second project even better!
We started writing the early pieces of "Calm Before the Dawn" back in 2014, and after many setbacks and curveballs thrown at us by life, we were finally able to complete the tracking process in 2017. John Hash plays guitar and bass, while Dave Hash plays the drums and keys on the record. John recorded all tracks in a Memphis, TN garage, and mixed and mastered the project in 2018 on his home setup. DIY ethics are a huge part of what brokencompass does and we are proud of what we've done so far and are eager to see how far we can take things."
FFO: Russian Circles, Explosions in the Sky, And So I Watch You From Afar, Scale the Summit, Dinosaur Jr, Cloudkicker, Sonic Youth, etc.
Elevators - 04:45
Cities in the Grass - 05:05
Blazing a Trail Without a Flashlight - 01:06
Snake Charmer - 03:39
The Flood - 02:24
It's a Long, Cold Winter at the End of the World - 04:51
Dawn Approaches on the Island of Misfit Toys - 05:28
Ali Murray is an ethereal folk songwriter/musician from the cold isle of Lewis in the north of Scotland. He writes dark atmospheric folk music with lush sweeping dreamy soundscapes and Celtic-twinged instrumentation. His new album LAND OF EVERGONE strikes a balance that is intimate and soaring, peaceful and haunting, sad and quietly joyful, delicately reverberating with Murray's dreamy voice and guitar playing.
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.