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Delphine Dora, fresh from recent collaborations with Sophie Cooper and Mocke, presents a new album of solo material. Dora’s approach to the piano, her voice, and her compositions embraces the strangeness and intimacy of everyday life and one’s inner thoughts. Eudaimon lets her pure songwriting side sign brightly and clearly. Vinyl release on three:four.
Belgian group Razen create this sprawling improvised psychedelic drone. For their sixth album they used a hurdy gurdy, church organ, tabla, recorders and double bass, and recorded several improvised pieces in a church. When looking back at the recordings they found that something quite odd had happened due to the acoustics of the church and had created an extra, complementary, element to the recording, turning it into a spiritual piece.
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On third album Syntropy, Mike Wexler displays the breadth of his guitar experience, tipping his hat towards Brazilian and British folk styles as well as more American strains. But his guitar is only one piece of the puzzle: congas, mellotrons, pianos, synthesisers and more are all involved, played by a group that includes members of Psychic Ills and Amen Dunes. Syntropy is out on the three:four label.
Filipe Felizardo is a rare guitar explorer, one who understands that interesting guitar textures are as much the result of interactions with amplifiers as it is fancy fretwork. He has has personally customised his amp with this in mind. Volume IV - The Invading Past and Other Dissolutions is a double LP on the three:four label.
For those of you who like your guitar compositions in the gutter when the sewage water is piling up high, Filipe Felizardo has been generous enough to deliver Volume II of his strummed muck. Falling somewhere between the lo-fi embellished folk of John Fahey, the doom metal of countless feedback-obsessed beards and the beautiful overcast drone of Grouper, Felizardo's music offers an eclectic, uncomfortable and often beautiful take on the definition of "folk".
This beautiful little record is the work of two artists shaking, stretching and squeezing motifs out of guitars, intimating their performances with a striking physicality that makes you hear the hands playing the instruments as well as the instruments themselves. Imago & Mocke's interplay is stunning but soft, recalling the solo psych innovations of Michio Kurihara and early slowcore without the miserable vocals. Half Quartet is complex music, simply felt.
Some angsty business with Amute. Savage Bliss is the fifth full length from this producer. It's packed with ever-evolving drones, vast caverns of synthetic ambience and delicate sounds and melodies. It's got a lot of atmosphere and is somewhere between post-rock and blissed-out electronica. Out on vinyl LP and CD from three:four records.
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