Welcome back to the blog folks! Here are three releases for the week that you all should go feast your ears on! At least one is a little strange, but it's definitely the most creative of the three selected for this week and this comes from..
1. Field Music - Open Here
This album blends itself nicely into something that should've been released in the 80s as a very experimental record. Field Music take every element possible into all 11 songs on this record. From flutes, bottles, popping noises, orchestras to your standard four piece alternative band set up.
It's definitely number 1 on the list for how intrigued I've been by this album! It's definitely not something I would jump into right away, but it's got a specific charm to it that's rather addictive. Keep an eye out for one of their songs on the podcast soon!
2. Hookworms - Microshift
This album has a unique blend of looking into the future with it's sounds, but not blasting off into space too much with it's original indie tone. There is definitely an influence of synthesizers here , but in a melodic, space way. It compliments the whole album nicely and doesn't be too brash about using it throughout the album.
Some interesting melodic hooks are present in this album too. Overall, it's a solid album and one for people who enjoy electronic alternative/indie music. This is one for those lovers of Pet Shop Boys that collabs with a really cool indie band!
3. Red River Dialect - Broken Stay Open Sky
This album is perfect for a lazy Sunday. Folk group Red River Dialect never rush their songs. The opening track "Juniper/The View" has an intro of 2 minutes and 42 seconds. It's a 7 minute folk track and it definitely makes me want to kick back and enjoy this record.
The violin/fiddle in this album really staples their sound throughout the record. Each song is also over 6 minutes long which does mean there are only 7 songs on this album which is the only downfall. Although break it down to your traditional 3-4min song length and you'll have 14 songs. Although the structure in these songs is astonishing, no need to rush to finish in 5 minutes. These 6-7 minute folk songs are a real breath of fresh air!
That's all for this week guys, check back next week for another 3 new releases to check out for the week!
Until then...I guess you could check out the podcast episodes ;)
Ta Rah! x