I wasn’t sure about copyright rules, so have chosen 16 tracks from new releases, reissues and preorders that were made available on wiaiwya during 2020 – it’s an ambient, drone, electro, power pop, indie pop, shoegaze, kosmische, folk and maybe even slightly prog mix that includes two James Bond covers, and three excerpts from 77-minute-long tracks!
It was a difficult year, but if you are reading this, I guess you made it through and have been enjoying all the amazing music that Ilya and I heart noise have been covering – well done, and THANK YOU – now, why not treat yourself to a record or two!
On the outskirts of now-deserted Hapfelzdorf in the former GXD lies the vast, abandoned Zwip-Con Mega-Fac #77. Input bays are empty of supply pods, output bays with corrugated shutters are closed.
Solar panels still glisten on the roof, a wind-farm sussurates in the constant, persistent NoSeason breeze. Non-stop power for a non-op facility.
Further Reading: Sun Burns Out
I have resurrected some things… unheard of for many years… some were never heard at all… by anyone. Some were not so good, but at least four were PRETTY DAMN. The long, multi-part adventures. I have remastered them to sound ACE.
Mild, never. Expressive, forever – the duo of Corvair, visits the melancholic and of the dark, with surprising lightness and effervescent positivity. – Come Here Floyd
Proud members of Europe, regardless of the place of the UK in the EU, and humble advocates for humanity, equity and justice in life, European Sun also make music.
Further Reading: Pennyblack
Brooklyn’s Jeanines specialise in ultra-short bursts of energetic but melancholy minor-key pop. With influences that run deep into the most crucial tributaries of DIY pop — the Velvets, the Shop Assistants, the Television Personalities, Dolly Mixture, Veronica Falls and Girl Ray — they’ve crafted a style that is as individual as it is just plain pleasurable. Frontwoman Alicia Jeanine (guitar/vocals) multi-tracks her vocals, delivering delicious harmonies, and Jed Smith (bass/drums) infuses bounce and punch. The melodies are perfect pop sugar, and the themes are melancholic with a dose of sunshine — delivered with a direct and sincere lyricism.
Further Reading: Post-Trash