ELASTIC SLEEP Signals Open Eye

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Open Eye Signal was a 2013 track from “Immunity” – the fourth studio album by Kingston, Surrey (UK) musician and producer Jon Hopkins – which was stuffed with mini-symphonies and idyllic atmospheres.

Now the Cork-based Irish dream-pop shoegazers “Elastic Sleep” have created a unique cover of the track – grasping the electro of Jon Hopkins but providing a dark and brooding guitar sound.

Elastic Sleep - The vocals from lead singer Muireann Levis are apparitional in quality - almost hallucinatory...

Elastic Sleep – The vocals from lead singer Muireann Levis are apparitional in quality – almost hallucinatory…

We had a listen:

Yes this is as dark as the talons on a midnight owl – with a shimmer that seems almost drowned out by a flood-tide of liberating grey smoke.

The higher pigments are silvery gunmetal – the vocals from lead singer Muireann Levis are apparitional in quality – almost hallucinatory.

This is a lucid dream of madness and threatening dark shapes… yet it still manages to encapsulate a lurid beauty that could certianly be defined as romantic.

@neilmach 2015 ©

Link: https://www.facebook.com/elasticsleepband

 

JUNIORS Barcelona

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Juniors are a rock quartet formed in Leicester (UK) comprising of Jamie Hives (vocals/guitar), Jake Tasker (bass), William Bond (drums) and Daniel Lee (guitar).

Technically adept, they’re capable of producing both furiously urgent and hypnotically dreamy Indie Rock featuring distorted guitars, complex melodies, uplifting vocals and pounding drums.

Their Barcelona EP will be released shortly.

Juniors - Windy and echoing with small waves of extremely brilliant guitars that trill around the forebrain sound...

Juniors – Windy and echoing with small waves of extremely brilliant guitars that trill around the forebrain sound…

We listened to the new EP:

Elusion” washes across the listener – alive and aglow…

With bleeding guitars and pounding rhythms. Jamie’s voice is gritty and convincing.

And the complex guitars consistently out-perform their chemical bonds.

Declare & Surrender” is windy and echoing with small waves of extremely brilliant guitars that trill around the forebrain of sound.

The vocal here is emotional and strong.

This song is sublime. Full of polarizing ripples and fond memories – it will make footprints into your heart.

Fluid, dynamic and challenging rock with an angel-heart and persuasive vocals… plus a thorough understanding of the divisions between light and darkness…

@neilmach 2015 ©

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Juniorsband/

 

White Sheets in AU8UST

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August 8 became inspired by music and performance arts at the mere age of eight, hence the name.

The 23-year-old Californian produces, mixes and records his own music in a private, self-built studio in Brooklyn NY.

AU8UST - A swirl of cosmological goo laces the slivering opening vocals...

AU8UST – A swirl of cosmological goo laces the slivering opening vocals…

We have been listening to new track “White Sheets” :

A swirl of cosmological goo laces the slivering opening vocals – then the pace very-gradually builds.

But mostly this is a Sunday morning sound (even if some of the drops are a tiny-bit too gregarious) so the effect is … lazy and stuffy.

The bumps are dark and generous and the moonlight on that sweet voice is delicate.

The wave is sympathetic and the chords are happy.

An interesting and arresting achievement.

@neilmach 2015 ©

Link: https://www.facebook.com/augustlifestyle/