December 10th, 2022.
Hey, what’s going on my music lovers, I hope you’re doing well and enjoying the weekend, I have a really interesting one for you this week, I’m talking about my pick for album of the week that belongs to “How We Hide” that is in fact the debut album by Yelmur, a weird and cool mix of music styles that you should not miss out.
Really soon I’ll publish the last entry of the Top 100 Songs 2022 before revealing the TOP 10 tracks of 2022, wait, what the hell just happened? I write that down (again, since I did it in the previous article as well) I said before this countdown has no order, right? Well, I insist, but we all know how things work, someone is going to say that the last installment is the TOP 10 and I only going to say: so be it! You can check the previous articles (100-76, 75-51, 50-41, 40-31, 30-21).
Is this the last of these articles this year? Maybe or maybe not but this year is coming to its end, and a short break is coming soon, but worry not about this and enjoy this roundup for 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to. I appreciate you not only to be here, also for all the little actions that you do constantly supporting the blog and these artists that we presented on daily basis without you this would be pointless, the only thing that I’m going to ask you is to keep doing it, you rock!!!
Most of these albums are recently released (and important to say that you always can take a look back at our previous week’s recommendations The Palfreyman Collective, Major Kami, Lizard Brain Trust, and more…, for the whole 2022 or 2021).
ALL ALBUMS/EPS SUBMITTED AND
DISCOVERED VIA MUSOSOUP
1.- Temperature Falls This album flows seamlessly through oceans of digital sounds, cinematic ambiences, and trip-hop inspired beats. “Protagonist” lives up to its name, delivering a wonderful Synth-Pop experiences with a wide plethora of tones that go from dark to moving. You can read our review here.
2.- Indoor Friends This EP comes straight at us with full-on Pop-Punk energy. “Is It All Melting?” delivers a rich and exciting experience of fast paced tracks, edgy melodies, and a personal insight into the artists’ life. You can read our review here.
3.- 7000apart Going heavy on the chamber pop side of things, their new EP Feel Your Feelings – Side A differs a bit from the sounds they explored in 2019’s jazzy We Are More. The production on the new EP really takes everything to the next level, sounding richer, fuller and more complex than their previous work. The strings and synths sound grander, as well as the percussion. Amelie Eidin’s vocals also sound crystalline and relatable, and much more confident than before, resulting in an impeccable listen that just flies by and leaves you wanting more.You can read our review here.
4.- Yelmur is the genre-bending solo project from the Dutch Berlin based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jelmer de Haan. He blends the sound design, manipulation and aesthetics of electronic-music with elements of jazz, prog and contemporary classical music. This is Yelmur’s dystopian sounding debut album ‘How We Hide‘
5.- Scarmbled Limbs The Late Hour in his own words: “The pendulum between reality and the fantastical is ever swinging, and in the last few years my admiration for great scene setting and storytelling has grown. Lyrically I wanted to focus far less on the personal. Writers like Cormac McCarthy and Graham Greene were heavily on my mind as I went into these late-hours viginettes, as were the works of 20th Century Horror writers such as M.R James, LP Hartley and Robert Aickman. The perilous state of modern British society also had a bearing. In this way, the EP feels very much to me an Autumnal, or even Midwinter record. At the very least, it seeks a listen in the less vivid hours, the hazier hours, the hours where tensions run high, thoughts run away with you and although you are sure you know your surroundings the dark corners of the room hide secrets and the undesirable. So please, dim the lights, put your headphones on and enjoy.
6.- Brooklyn artist John Zdrojeski performing as his alter-ego Virgil Wilde for his new rock-worshipping album ‘Misters.’ Described by one audience member as “part Rocky Horror Picture Show, part Joker, and part Elvis with a heavy dose of 70’s glam rock,” in the vein of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, Virgil is a character from the album, which explores the stifling effects of toxic white masculinity. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, Misters deals with Jack, a man struggling to “sing his song” in the midst of an aggressive, disjointed choir. With a squeal of guitar feedback, a ravaged, rock star channeler named Virgil Wilde appears to Jack. Virgil morphs into each member of the choir, known as “The Misters”, hoping to dull their power over Jack’s song by doing so. But periodically, Jack is overtaken by the Devil You Know: a polished, mirror image of Virgil, who uses every tactic he can to get Jack to abandon his own unique song. Not shying away from a difficult topic, Zdrojeski hopes Misters contributes to the dialogue about the ill effects of the patriarchy not only on society, but on men themselves.
7.- A five song collection of tender-hearted, guitar-strumming tunes to help take the edge off your day, Kirikiriroa’s Bird Machine, aka husband and wife duo Jenna and Luke Grbin, have shared their debut self-titled EP. Inflected by folk, yet unafraid to dive down fuzzy and / or even psychedelia-tinted pathways in sound, Bird Machine describe their inaugural offering as “a collection of good and bad dreams”
8- Mr Ad Infinituy and his album In Vas Inner Oceans In his own words: “Indie pop electronic stuff where I’ve used modular gear to make a load of sounds, then added some vintage synth and some punky fuzzy guitar. Half of the album is mostly songs, second half is mostly quite weird instrumentals. Come with me on a journey through the unknown, from shallow surface level observations with rippling undercurrents, to brushes with creatures from some deep impenetrable wilderness, with a few steps outside the confines of ordinary space-time for good measure.”
9.- There is a distinctly DIY ethos that is being developed by Ollie Dixon, who collectively with his band, is creating not only this beautiful unique sound with Islands, but his own expansive escapable world with home created merch, cover artwork and impressive music videos that represent the towns and coast lines that he calls home.
I hope not only you can enjoy these artists but also remember to support them, 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, Chill – Folk – Acoustic, Debut Bands (Off The Radar), Sickest & Dopest, Autumn Acoustic, Only Punk, Unknown but Essentials!
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round-up: