UK ambient composer and producer Astral Harmonies (Ben Rath, Slow Heart Music) graces the mystical ether with an overwhelmingly atmospheric follow-up to 2016's immersive, introductory debut EP, undeniably met with sincere approval among music lovers all over.
Now returning with a clearly blooming and experienced sophomore, Peach Blossom Spring is not only an extraordinary long-player, but a celestial body-of-work gleaming straight into the mind's eye - and even a possible glimpse into the psyche of Astral Harmonies' artistic and unique vision.
Peach Blossom Spring by Astral Harmonies is available for FREE download via independent imprint and family MoonSwing Netlabel
GAMARDAH FUNGUS is a duo from Eastern Europe, who works with sound objects, modular synths, guitars and woodwinds in the field of electroacoustic, ambient, minimalism and field recording.
Started in 2009, from the beginning they based their music approach on the philosophy of Zen Buddhism & metaphysics, own meditative practices, spiritual contemplation of the Universe, trying to understand the fundamental nature of the sound and a re-combine of yin & yang - acoustics and electronics.
Heavy Eyes is the debut album from Canadian indie-rock trio Basement Revolver. There’s an air of weariness pervading the album, with the sleepy title Heavy Eyes summing up a general exhaustion right down to the bone, as well as hinting at a heavier direction as they deftly merge 90s infused indie rock with fuzzy dreamy pop and poignant, yearning lyrics. Unable to disguise the emotion in her voice, songwriter Chrisy Hurn shares intimate stories and personal wounds from her past, revealing a deeply affecting and rewarding set of songs.
Bringing together the talents of Chrisy Hurn (vocals, guitar), Nimal Agalawatte (bass, synth) and Brandon Munro (drums), the band hail from Hamilton, Ontario and were named Basement Revolver due to Chrisy’s basement apartment, rather than any trigger happy leanings. Their ascent to the spotlight has been a steady trajectory, capitalising on the success of their debut single “Johnny” in 2016. The track garnered endorsements from DIY Magazine and Exclaim! as well as respected tastemakers Gold Flake Paint, who hailed it a “‘favourite song of the year” contender. They had stumbled across a sound that is capable of stripping listeners of inhibition, yet heavy hitting enough to leave a lasting impression.
“Knocking” is probably the heaviest song emotionally on the album. As Chrisy explains, “I often still can’t sing it without crying.” Written after writing her family a long letter coming clean about her past, it left her feeling vulnerable and raw, ashamed of some of the things she had done and worried about being a disappointment. Chrisy continues,“I basically kept telling myself that I was garbage, broken, unlovable, used and a whole other slur of things. I think that knocking was my way out of that dark place.” But when she came clean she felt forgiveness and acceptance, in a place where she could move on and forgive herself.
In a relatively short time, Basement Revolver have successfully encapsulated the yearning and hopefulness of their generation, whilst harnessing a unique, yet familiar soundscape.
Dan Caine is an ambient / post-rock musician from Merseyside, England. Caine uses powerful, layered guitar melodies to create an atmosphere of an intense range of thought and emotion as he explores the depths of the human psyche. His music is a free-flow of subconscious urge and instinct; a deep dive into the unhindered world of the Id. Much like a fine wine, these meditative works expose more and more of their depth with each listen, and like a mood ring, they morph and change to reflect the state of the listener perceiving them. Caine’s music is also richly melodic and is layered with vibrant textures, created primarily from his collection of guitars, producing brooding atmospheres and serene sonic landscape.
The new album "Nocturne" features a very special guest - his musical partner from Lunar Sol, Hailey Rose, who provides some haunting vocals on “The Witching Hour”. She also appeared on last year’s album, “Transitions”.
1. A Storm is Coming 02:52 2 . The Witching Hour (feat. Hailey Rose) 06:44 3. Insomniac 08:38 4. 3 A.M. 08:20 5. Moonrise 04:34 6. Time to Wake Up 06:14
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.