Material for Review - Sep. 2020
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Sea Glass sounds a little like Woodbine with beautiful female vox and delicate sparse harmonies and nuanced guitar work. Their song Splicing Shadows sounds to me like watching icicles melt and drip on a bright spring morning by a brook. Theme is psychological reflecting day after
zeroh is a challenging listen. Acrobatic licks and bleak instrumentation. Defo political.
The Rhythm Method mixes new wave Moogishness with the flair of modern percussion. Though it is short and sweet, Coupler decorates its uptempo rhythms with enough syncopations and riffs to provide a flowing respite into bouncy, non-cyclical layers.
Kiwi Alec Bathgate (Enemy/Toy Love/Tall Dwarfs) drops his first solo album in 16 years, the instrumental Phantom Dots. It’s 16 slices of smile inducing buzzy pop, wistful snippets and psychedelic jams. See also its companion piece 73 Smash.