April 09 2022.
Week 14 is here, this another round up of 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to. I hope you’re doing well, I was wondering if you have a few minutes to enjoy some really cool albums to speak from the heart and soul of this artists that I’m about to introduce you, from all kind of themes like LOVE, technology and the vision of the artist where we’re going in this path, or to take out some thoughts that are taking your peace away, but also I have here an extraordinary antidote for those who are needing a balm for their spirits, a really gem in the hands of this pianist don’t miss out, I hope that with this introduction you feel curious enough to check them out, I can assure you that there’s no waste here. So ready or not here we go…
ALL ALBUMS/EPS SUBMITTED AND DISCOVERED VIA MUSOSOUP
1- A Starving Viking “The Milksop EP” Home to three songs, the EP keeps a cozy lovely sound reminiscent of your familiar surroundings. At the same time it leads a story of an internal discourse that’s running atop the energy of percussion, sometimes going quiet and then raising its head again. You can read our review here
2.- Iuliano’s brand new EP De-Algorithm is an electronic rock album that satirizes and criticizes our modern day reliance on the digital world and cold-hearted reason. Iuliano builds a complex electronic sound through a diverse set of tools to create a mirror that shows our distorted modern world. You can read our review here.
3.- Allie Alvarado The EP is very fittingly titled “Strong“, shining light on the healing aspect love has, and it’s home to 4 songs with each carrying a different aspect of love. Written as a catharsis during times of struggle, the title was originally supposed to be “Feel the Earthquake”, hinting on the lost stability and no certainty in tomorrow. The rumbling and heavy song feels its way through the thick haze of struggles and feels very much like life today. You can read our review here.
4.- Teo Salfinger Out Of Sough This one is a thing of beauty that you need to listen right away, in his own words: “I am looking for special and extraordinary musical moments. My compositions create sound worlds in which restrained piano sounds with electronic elements develop into overwhelming orchestral arrangements.
For example: “Demur” was written in memory of the unfulfilled things. Everything you wished to do, but hesitated to do it. The missed chances and the wasted time. But in every melancholic thought there is also new hope to leave the past behind and to start anew”.
“Writing and recording this music was an incredibly uplifting experience during the height of lockdown in NYC. We were both really invested in combining our experiences and our creativity to make something personal and relatable.” – Charlie Rauh
“This is an album about connection – from a lack of connection to problematic connection, to connection that supports and completes you. It’s my hope that when people hear this record, they feel that connection that comes from knowing you’re not alone. That’s why I love to listen to music, and it’s why I create music.” – Adam Sullivan
6.- Paul Campbell My latest EP – AM – is a story about being a slave to my own impulses, about my personal battle for self-control, a battle I lost repeatedly for many years. Set over the course of one night it begins with the desire to escape one’s self and gradually becomes more self reflective as it moves through the night and settles at sunrise with the bittersweet realisation that it was all for nothing.
7- The Deepest Shade debut EP Reflections is challenging life’s constant fear of reality with dreamy soundscapes, heavy riffs, beautifully haunting lyrics & drums that just don’t quit. Band members Jennifer Stone, Cory Thorpe, Stephen Thorpe and Kevin Elmore created their first EP Reflections as a sampling of their sound and a vision of what to expect on their upcoming full-length album.
8.- Cage Park Holding On To Hand Me Downs “Thematically this EP describes growing up in Birmingham: being a bus ride away from town, watching friends move to other cities and holding on to childhood memories. Wanting to move towards adulthood but still ending up on the sofa watching cartoons.”
9.- Dry Vein, “Vena Secca” The band forge their version of dirty psych-blues rock in the wasteland between Halle and Berlin / Germany. Inspired by the raw energy of garage and noise, their music is loaded with a ten-ton shovel of stoner rock. Psychedelic soundscapes alternate with hard-hitting fuzz riffs and sugar sweet indie melodies. This is a sound that yearns for the golden era of psychedelic rock yet plays joyfully with innovation and weirdness.
A bonus for this week, if you feel like giving a try to this electronic experimental debut album ‘Chains’ by Brisbane’s artist notevenstevens is electronic music on steroids. This experimental masterpiece defines its theme through its unique take on the complex arrangement of juicy musical elements. Thus, this album has driven itself through the walls of institutionalized musical theory towards a free and limitless form. From tracks like ‘Goin Up’, ‘Float’, ‘Nitrous’, ‘High Beams’, ‘Tactical’, ‘Goin Down’ you can hear the ideas and thoughtfulness behind the sound that entices you with its complex articulations and strong resonance.
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, Track Of The Day, Take It Easy, Sickest & Dopest, and Hot Stuff Metal.
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up: