March 05 2022.
Week 09 2022 Welcome back to Less Than 1,000 Followers and this is your new round of 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to, I hope that you’re alright out there, take care, stay safe and do something good every single day. Let’s take a look at this round, brand new music, you know that all of these albums were recently released (remember that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendation here).
ALL ALBUMS/EPS SUBMITTED AND DISCOVERED VIA MUSOSOUP
1- Sub:Om “Back To The Source” is an album that takes us back to our truest forms with a high dose of Electronic / Industrial Rock. With this 9 track collection Sub:Om have proved themselves to be one of the most visionary Indie bands of today. You can keep reading our review here.
2.- GAN Israel 2020 – 2021 After releasing two singles to an international audience, Gan Ganor releases an EP composed of three instrumental tracks that together act as a soundtrack to the collective Israeli experience of the past two years: An economic and social crisis brought by the pandemic and by war.
The first track, “Seger (Lockdown)”, was composed during one of the lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it encompasses the constant shift between the loneliness, the feeling of losing your mind, and the monotony of life during lockdown, which a lot of us came to be so familiar with.
The second track, “Milhama (War)”, symbolizes the feeling of stress that has been surrounding Israelduring the military operation “Guardian of the Walls” in May, 2021. As a young father, Gan had to deal with that stress with every Red Color alert, as he had to carry his son out to safety.
The third track, “Kol Shekel (Every Penny)”, was produced as part of a special program by the city of Tel Aviv, in which a selected group of musicians was challenged to produce and record a song within two days each. This is the only track with lyrics and vocals in the EP. The text has been read by Gan, and it was inspired by short sentences that Gan heard in the news, from close friends, and things he thought of himself regarding the heavy financial difficulty brought upon himself and many others during this period.
3.- Samosa Dragons At Home is a DIY music project that, as of now, has 3 upcoming EPs after this first one. The 4 EPs are based on the Icelandic Land Wights and feature different genres for each mythical being. The dragon EP includes psychedelic rock tracks and is called “Dragons At Home”. This project is an example of world-building through music and telling stories through lyrics and upcoming music videos, along with unique production and songwriting that doesn’t hesitate to be different and creative.
4.- Beth De Bacci, “Monster In Me” Beth is a classically trained pianist, which is now paired with her infectious energy and love of creating music. She has created a brand new sound for her debut EP ‘Monster in Me’ (AKA BDB1) which tackles subjects such as feeling lost, heartbreak and mental health. Beth really bares her soul for everyone to hear; but also sprinkles a glimmer of hope into her work. The sound that has been created on this record is unique and has a blend of different influences. At it’s core, it is still very much Beth and her piano telling a vulnerable and relatable story.
5- Peter Cat The Magus is the new EP from Glaswegian sophisti-pop songmonger, PETER CAT. The follow up to last year’s debut full-length, The Saccharine Underground, The Magus jukes confidently into the leftfield, as Peter Cat marries the couture pop hooks of his first record with a more modern bedroom-pop sensibility inspired as much by Gus Dapperton and Superorganism as by Scott Walker and Frank Zappa.
6.- Norrisette Human In her own words “It’s a groundbreaking EP project as it involves collaboration with Artificial Intelligence and covers genres from Tech House to Singer-Songwriter. It’s an original, I guarantee you won’t have heard this before, especially the fourth track ‘Whale House’.”
7.- Ned Stranger Enter The Hero EP The ideas for the songs all find their roots in books after Covid drove him to immerse himself in existentialist literature and non-fiction. Each song explores chaos and finality from a different angle – the intensity of nostalgia in The Setting Sun, helplessness against political upheaval in Call to Prayer, righteous anger in the face of climate change in Blind as the Rain, whose title is taken from a Russian idiom, ‘blind rain’, describing that light rainfall you get when the sun is shining.
The musical style is a blend, flamenco-inspired guitar and classical piano with neo-soul beats. The resulting sound is a punchy departure from the acoustic indie-folk that saw his band August and After garner millions of online streams in countries around the world.
9.- POEME Purple In her own words “This EP will be the first part of a small musical project – Blue, purple, red. The colours are stand-ins for emotional states, which shape the nature of the songs. In “Purple” I illuminate feelings of romantic love and eros. These are celebrated or maybe taboo topics. It’s really interesting to me, how we each uniquely view intimacy and sexuality, depending on personality, culture, or emotional state”.
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support these bands streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can find in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, and Sickest & Dopest.
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up: