UK ambient composer and producer Astral Harmonies (Ben Rath, Slow Heart Music) graces the mystical ether with an overwhelmingly atmospheric follow-up to 2016's immersive, introductory debut EP, undeniably met with sincere approval among music lovers all over.
Now returning with a clearly blooming and experienced sophomore, Peach Blossom Spring is not only an extraordinary long-player, but a celestial body-of-work gleaming straight into the mind's eye - and even a possible glimpse into the psyche of Astral Harmonies' artistic and unique vision.
Peach Blossom Spring by Astral Harmonies is available for FREE download via independent imprint and family MoonSwing Netlabel
Since 2011, Beijing-based electronic post-metal producer Izalith has been shaking the boundaries between genre-melding like nothing you've ever heard before; Celestial vocal splicing, raw, mesmerising distorted breaks atop crushingly concise drums and percussion, propelling one into a realm of immersive bliss-soaked resonance.
From the project's humble 2011 beginning, already then promising experimental artist Izalith released an industrial-metal infused debut release, titled 'Gnomon', Izalith went on to explore these familiar yet entrancing territories with each passing release.
Izalith's latest compelling output, titled 'Shibboleth' EP takes any past discretion and turns it upside down onto its own feral, unpredictable and multifaceted head now complete with cascading electro-metal breaks and crushing post-rock sections. Now, Cape Town-based imprint and family MoonSwing Netlabel have just reissued Izalith's latest compelling work, 'Shibboleth' EP for FREE download.
The first single "Burned Skin Will Heal" by MAJJ is out! Their new album "Relapse" will be out on September 21. Listen to the single and pre-order the digital album on their Bandcamp.
MAJJ is an alternative rock band from Sarrebourg, France. The band was created in late 2015 . They started recording in the end of 2016 and released their debut album “Motion Bloom” on June 21st 2017. Their music is instinctive, raw and emotional. It goes from quiet places to noisy-driven moments, not necessarily in that order. They like atypical song structures and unexpectedness. They found their musical sweet spot to be somewhere between progressive, post-rock, and math-rock.
and Alice is a two piece math-rock band hailing from Bath and Chippenham based in the UK. The two members Chris Tucker (guitar, vocals) and Joe Sgroi (drums, vocals) met at college and after discovering a shared passion for wiggly time signatures and angular song structures, decided to start writing together. and Alice has been together for about two years now and have just released their debut EP, With Friends.
James North, production wizard, had and Alice over for three hazy weekends of recording in his bedroom. It was a great opportunity for good friends to just hang out and have loads of fun whilst remaining productive. Their debut EP, aptly titled With Friends is a testament to the amount of people in the band's lives that they have leant on, not only in this project, but in every aspect of life. The EP is a concise overview of the kind of music and Alice has been obsessing over these past two years; big, catchy instrumentals, wonky time sigs, ringing vocals and above all - sprinkles of sentiment. Now available for FREE download via MoonSwing Netlabel, the band have also joined their eclectic roster of independent artists from all over the world.
Since recording this, and Alice have written a whole host of new tracks, so keep your ears to the ground people!
Amos val is the musical project of Nathan Jurgensen. Formed in the garages, storage units and basements of the Portland, Oregon, Amos val’s sound is layered, meditative, crushing and introspective. Since 2007 it has seen many additional members come and go but for the last two years, it has been solely curated by Nathan which led to the 2018 release New Teeth.
Thematically, the album puts ugly personal growth at its center and stands life up against the grand scheme of time. It revels in allowing things to decay so that change can occur. New Teeth’s lyrical explorings include panic attacks, the universe, isolation, time, triumph, surgery, babies, fate, friendship, flesh, teeth, dreams and guitar meanderings whose patterns fuse, bend and break apart. All held together by big, beautiful drums.
From the driving wall of "Holy Grass" to the dark aggression of "Skepticism" to the heart-wrenching falsetto of title track "New Teeth," the album is a cathartic and flowing encounter.
Because Amos val is driven by a sole member it is free from internal scrutiny and is free to live as long as it wants to express itself. Live shows are rare but forthright and sincere music is frequent.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.