By Bruce Wilson
Reviewer & playlister ForTheLoveOfBands
Recently I returned home after traveling away for about a month. Coming back my apartment felt strange. Foggy and empty as if I was visiting a memory or a staged reproduction of my life. Unpacking is a long process for me. Often my suitcase will stay open on my floor for days as I slowly find the correct places for its contents. VTCN Radio’s new album Mydriase has been a slow unpacking process for me. I’ve had the album for a couple months and I’ve listened to it repeatedly often several times in row. It drifts through my apartment like pale blue smoke. Each song a shifting amorphous shape.
There’s so much to like about SWIMM’s new single, Speak Politely. This track makes such short work of sonic layering and stereo spreading, it manifests headphone euphoria.
Canadian alt. pop songstress, Emily Vay’s new single, Dollhouse caught me off my game, it’s a pop song, but it’s dark and understated, it’s artsy and soulful. It’s everything I love about music, wrapped up in a pop format.
Swedish psych rockers, Norma have released a new single called S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder) and it’s definitely worth the magic bus fare.
Argonaut & Wasp released their single "Heart Breaks In Bloom" on Jango records, September 22, 2017. Danceable and radio-friendly, the single meanders through all that was sonically cool about earlier decades, and dispenses it effectively to its listener.
Smoke dances its way through the rustling trees, as the wind chimes sing from the shadows. A tiny white light flickers from the woods. Shiny black crows fight over yesterday's feast. Galloping horses can be heard in the distance, rolling like thunder as they march towards their final destination.
The new single, BMW by Abject Joy is sometimes infectious, always tongue and cheek and the ultimate driving tune.
The fire flickers, illuminating the faceless figures, a serpent dances to the sound of the flames, gently swaying from side to side. Protecting, watching, ready to serve.
A silky white rose is passed from hand to hand, ghosts from a distant past, darkness falling & distant sunsets.
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