March is usually the first month in which it gets really crazy, release-wise. And what can I say – it delivered. There was a lot of cool stuff which came out in the last month, and we are gonna check out the very best of it.
Sometimes, good things come in little packages – this is exceptionally true when talking about Another Quiet Sunday, the new EP by Canadian indie outfit Meltt. There is nothing you’ve never heard before on those songs, but everything, from the songwriting to the production, is done with so much love and care.
If you are into doomy psych rock, REZN is a band you should have stumbled upon by now – they are the hot topic in their musical realm since their great debut Let It Burn. With Solace, the band delivered their most mature offering yet. Not necessarily extremely exciting, but with sophisticated songwriting and a very conscious relationship to its own sound identity.
Scree – Jasmine on a Night in July
March 10 // Ruination Record Co.
I’ve never heard anything like Jasmine On A Night In July, and I’m glad that Scree just were gracious enough to show it to us. This is smooth jazz, dark jazz, soundtrack and more put into one mysterious collection of songs.
Tomo-Nakaguchi – The Long Night in Winter Light
March 11 // Audiobulb
The German term ‘Kleinod’ is an old-school way to describe a gem – but it actually conveys more than that. It often feels like something which isn’t special on the first look, but contains a certain magic in its imperfection. Get it?
I was giggling like crazy when they dropped this. Dinosaurier released a little demo years ago, which was fucking fabulous. Now, they return with another batch of songs, and their math rocky post hardcore with German lyrics is remarkable, beautiful, and pleasantly rough.
Even after spending a few weeks with this album, I’m still in awe. Starstruck, you might say. It’s dark and mysterious, and it takes influence and inspiration from so many sources to come up with something new, exciting, and inspiring.
This is disgusting. Disgusting. Just really, really nasty. Overall awesome shit, crusty and evil, just a fucking powerful punch in the gut.
The Art of Forgetting is one of those records which just keeps giving. Every single track has an insane amount of character, the sound is powerful and creative, the songwriting intricate. All of that is carried by Caroline Rose‘s artistic demeanor – being strong and confident in her vulnerability.
Let me be honest – I wrote this band off a couple albums ago. Everything felt like more of the same. Gone was the magic they once brought to the world of modern jazz with their first two album Animalia and Floa. But with Gift From The Trees, Mammal Hands found their magic once again. And I’m happy for it.
Lies – Lies
March 31 // Polyvinyl Records
B. Cool-Aid – Leather Blvd.
March 31 // Lex Records
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