[streaming] Ghostly Kisses – Don’t Know Why

Ghostly Kisses is the dreamy pop music of singer songwriter Margaux Sauvé. The name ‘Ghostly Kisses’ was inspired from reading William Faulkner’s poem ‘Une ballade des dames perdues’ and seemed like the perfect reflection of her ethereal voice. “Don’t Know Why” is out everywhere now. “Don’t Know Why talks about a separation, the moment when you realize…

FLOWERTOWN Flowertown (Mt.St.Mtn., 2021)* Sarà anche per la loro sempre maggiore diffusione, ma capita ormai raramente che proposte che in qualche misura affondano le proprie radici nel pop chitarristico degli anni Ottanta riescano davvero a colpire nel segno, affrancandosi da quella che, da piacevole (ri)scoperta, è spesso diventata maniera con pochi guizzi. Ebbene, non è…

[streaming] Sungaze – Storm Chaser

Taken from “This Dream”, out August 13th 2021. Sungaze is an American Dreamgaze band whose signature sound lends itself quite equally to the realms of shoegaze, psych rock and dream pop, with an unmistakable western flair reminiscent of some of the popular singer-songwriters of the 60’s. The band centers around husband and wife duo Ian Hilvert…

SATOMIMAGAE Hanazono (RVNG Intl., 2021)* A seguito dell’uscita del suo secondo album (“Koko“, 2014) per l’etichetta di Chihei Hatakeyama, solitamente dedicata a lavori di sperimentazione ambient-drone, suscitò una piacevole sorpresa scoprire la setosa voce folk e il delicato picking acustico della musicista giapponese che si cela sotto l’alias Satomimagae. Dopo “Kemri” (2017), “Hanazono” rappresenta la…

[streaming] heka – (a) wall

Raised in the Italian hills but now residing in London, Francesca Brierley aka heka seeks to explore the connection between sound, space and memory by assembling recordings from different time zones and different eras to produce a compelling composite. This distinct experimental folk is expertly displayed on lead single ‘(a) wall’. As soon as the…

[streaming] Sin Fang, Sóley & Örvar Smárason – Shame

New track from the collaborative project of Sin Fang, Sóley and Örvar Smárason of múm and FM Belfast. It combines the individual strengths of three acclaimed musicians, blends melody drenched folk sensibilities with splashy pop beats. After releasing a new collaboration track at the end of each month in the year 2017, collected in the…

[streaming] Mia Joy – Freak

Mia Joy, who has already seen cosigns from musical peers such as Sharon Van Etten (“I can’t wait to hear more”), is sharing her new single “Freak” today with a beautiful animated video. On the new track Mia Joy cuts through what is, ostensibly, a melancholic breakup song delving into the toxic aspects of attachment and imbues…

[streaming] Aurora Aura – Purity

New single from the duo of Alice Fawn (vocals, lyrics) and Dustin Sebes (guitar), based in Asbury Park, New Jersey, creating ethereal enchanted dreamscapes. Following last summer’s “Ascension EP”, Aurora Aura are going to release their debut full-length self-titled album, out via Totally Real Records. https://www.facebook.com/AuroraAuraMusic

[streaming] Caoilfhionn Rose – Flourish

“Flourish” is the opening track of “Truly”, the new album from Manchester singer-songwriter Caoilfhionn Rose (pronounced Keelin), out April 9th 2021 via GondWana Records. The album moves through a tapestry of curious musical inflections; nods towards folk, jazz, ambient, electronica and even a subtle influence of psychedelia, it never stands still to take a breath,…

[streaming] Wyndow – Take My Picture

Wyndow is a collaboration between Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells). A set of musical postcards sent across the wires from Liverpool to Clydebank and once described by a four year old boy as a complete nightmare. Voices intertwine on a bed of homebrewed minimalism with words detailing the quiet moments. “Take My…

[streaming] Fawning – Wait

Taken from “Illusions of Control”, out February 12th 2021 via Graveface Records & Curiosities. Fawning are an Oakland-based duo composed of Devin & Cheyenne. Cheyenne, from Night School, is the vocalist. For fans of Julee Cruise, Slowdive, Cure, and peak-era 4ad. https://www.facebook.com/Fawningband/

[streaming] Jane Weaver – Heartlow

“Heartlow” is the opening track of “Flow”, out March 5th 2021 via Fire Records. “Flock” is the record that Jane Weaver always wanted to make, the most genuine version of herself, complete with unpretentious Day-Glo pop sensibilities, wit, kindness, humour and glamour. A consciously positive vision for negative times, a brooding and ethereal creation. The…

PEPO GALÁN & SITA OSTHEIMER – Contact  (Past Inside The Present, 2020) Benché non rappresentino una novità assoluta l’interesse di Pepo Galán per l’introduzione di elementi vocali sulle sue evanescenti armonie ambientali né la partecipazione della coreografa tedesca Sita Ostheimer ai suoi lavori, “Contact” segna la prima vera e propria collaborazione tra i due. I…

LULUC – Dreamboat (Sun Chaser, 2020) Back in the city againLike is fish caught on a threadTumble and twist all the nightToo much in my head Chi si è lasciato incantare dalla delicatezza acustica dei tre precedenti lavori del duo australiano di Zoë Randell e Steve Hassett sarà probabilmente spiazzato dal brano di apertura (nonché brano…

[streaming] Docks – Barricades

Docks is a slowcore/dream pop duo based in Toulouse. The band self-released their first EP ‘Montseny’in 2018, followed by ‘Ballast EP’ (Youth Riot Records) in 2018 and ‘Terracotta Ladder’ (Hidden Bay Records) in 2019. After touring around Francea few times (with Nina Harker and Special Friend), the band returned to Xavier Nadal’s studio in Barcelona…

JESSICA – The Space Between (Self Released, 2020) Il “nuovissimo mondo” continua a costituire un microcosmo creativo a sé stante, nel quale continuano a originarsi proposte musicali dai caratteri spesso distintivi rispetto alle prevalenti produzioni europee e statunitensi. Capita così che nel continente oceanico si scoprano, magari con ritardo, piccole alchimie “di culto” in ambiti…

[video of the week] Annsofie Salomon – Soft Dreams

Directed, edited and grated by Phillip Jørgensen. The debut single from Annsofie Salomon. After five years of applying to / being rejected from art school, Salomon dumped all of her sculptures in the ocean. “Soft Dreams” is a collage of the titles of these sculptures, currently resting at the bottom of Copenhagen Harbor; her bid…