Brexit. Auto-tuned vocals. Atheists who think they are God's gift to rationality. People have honk their horn for more than one second duration. People who always use superlatives to describe things or events. People that write 'your welcome' when they post something on Facebook, as an presumption that they need to be thanked for their revolutionary and zeitgeist-altering...
It feels like it’s been an age since we’ve heard from tfvsjs though it’s only been three years since the release of their first fantastic album ‘equal unequals to equal’ (kudos to the band for finally getting on that Bandcamp train, took a while!) that brought them a fair bit of attention in our global niche despite the minimal amount of information about them available online.
Split releases are a great record format for bands to put out music cost efficiently. If the bands appeal to the same audience, they can reach each others fans and get bonus exposure. Sometimes, but rarely, the split contains tracks that were written and recorded collaboratively.
One would find it hard to argue that experimental-math-jazz oddballs Doom Salad aren't dedicated. Since 2013, the band has been birthing a progeny of (good) EPs dating back to 2013, about 1.5 per year by our count. As step up to the plate with their first full-length, Further, Unafraid, Into the Light, it would seem that their fecundity knows no limits.
We have 15 seconds to takeoff, then Gridlock launch us into space. From the Moon we travel to a triple-star system almost 24 light years away, where we explore the sonic landscape of Planet Lush – which apparently is populated by intelligent MIDI-controlled synthesizers.
Brooklyn’s independent duo, Brightest Color, have released their newest EP Ocarina. This may only be a three track album, but the dense complexity and pith of each song feels as though this could be a full-length LP.