@@@ Fera: Stupidamutaforma (Maple Death, 2020) Electronic music over at the Bandcamp as the album of the day. The first tracks is dark and semi sweet with slow synth arpeggios and some ping pong delay action. There are only two pre-release tracks up so I will get an incomplete picture of what this recording is about. Or not. Very nice bass sound, full and authoritative. The second track is called Cura and it’s an exercise in high frequencies at least in the beginning. This is a 7 minute banger so the question here is if and when we get some bass going with this upper register business what it will all sound like. About 4:10 into the track the bass comes in and it’s delicious. I like this track. It’s trippy and disturbing and quite pretty at the same time. I dig those contrasts.
@@@ 3D Routine: Mush (N/A, 2020) Another Bandcamp album of the day people, this time brisk old school flavored New Wave, edge of punk business. Three pre-release bangers available here so just a quick visit. They stick an old school hippie style jam on the end of this track which I find interesting and they head out onto a Beefheart-esque path to open the second track. Two intertwined and nutty guitar parts before they return to what we know as rock. I’m a fan of the drummer and they’re all playing pretty hard. It is both up to date and retro at the same time with great energy.
@@@ Country Westerns: Gentle Souls (Fat Possum, 2020) I got to this pre release single via a music publicist email. If you’ve ever wondered what a shoegaze country thing would sound like then peep this track. Gruff doesn’t do the singer’s voice justice here. It’s a breaking apart relationship song with a lot of Neil Young feels and guitar distortion. I like it all right.
YTD recordings listened to: 109
Good music, not list worthy: 63
Not good music: 43
Honorable Mentions: 0
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