This series of Selected Goosebumps’ Chronicles contains 10 hot albums issued in summer 2021. Rock, ambient, folk, and more independent music foy your joy.
1. Los Pirañas – Infame Golpazo en Keroxen (2021)
🇨🇴 Los Pirañas start our Chronicles with their next gem, this time overview of previous works with massive brass section which boosts the sound. South American carnival whirls the crowd as this tempo is irresistible.
The new album is even more weird. Just try to follow the composition, and meet portions of champeta or cumbia, recorded in a fuzzy mode in disused tank placed in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Isn’t that weird indeed?
Previous masterpiece by Los Pirañas, Historia Natural (2019)
2. Slift – Levitation Sessions (2021)
🇫🇷 One more fresh summer album recorded by our heroes, and reworking session as well! From an obsolete gasoline tank, we move to another outstanding location, ultra-high voltage electron microscope in Toulouse, France!
Taste this sound, and feel ultra-high voltage field directly aimed at you. For sure, you’ll levitate immediately, and this transcendental effect appears just after you click the “play” button. Try it yourself, mate.
Previous masterpiece by Slift, Ummon (2020)
3. Amaro Freitas – Sankofa (2021)
🇧🇷 Amaro never stops, and his vivid approach to writing music gives the world really precious yields, letting pure Brazilian spirit to spread worldwide.
Here is “Sankofa”, a collection of fresh compositions, emitting rays of summer energy. Bright, touching, playing around. Ostentatious rhythms, sharp keys and rich backgrounds, stunning pieces to conquer your heart.
Previous masterpiece by Amaro Freitas, “Rasif (2018)” in our telegram channel
4. The American Dollar – Blaze (2021)
🇺🇸 July comes, and The American Dollar project delivers their summer EP full of hope and relaxation. This is a collection of sketches for your tangled mind.
Pick one of them and watch it unfolding. Small elements appear and slightly modify the whole picture. Just do nothing and save this mood for yourself. It will help coping with gloomy autumn, for sure.
Previous masterpiece by The American Dollar, “Lofi Dimensions – Pt. I (2020)” in our Selected Magnificent Soundscapes Compilation
5. Дарья Виардо | Daria Viardo – Глас | Voice (2021)
🇷🇺 Daria releases this album under her name and it’s another compliment for sincere songs coming out her soul.
Guitar strings add smooth vibrations to sensitive and often tragic lyrics. Wonderful voice makes these compositions exceptionally touching and vibrant. Catch the tiny signals and follow them, wherever you are now.
Previous masterpiece by Churcus Образ солнца | Image Of the Sun (EP) (2019)
6. Snapped Ankles – Forest Of Your Problems (2021)
🇬🇧 The weirdness is taking new forms. The next album by British extravagant artists is again full of catchy vibes and awkward melodies stretching around.
Get some wood for yourself. This forest is pretty fertile, but it gives not only the leaves and fruit, but also frustration, confusion all sort of problems. Solve each of them or keep struggling as you normally do.
Previous masterpiece by Snapped Ankles, Stunning Luxury (2019)
7. Saulius Petreikis – Laisvė Šaukia (2021)
🇱🇹 The moment of clarity at the Selected Goosebumps blog. Saulius Petreikis from Lithuania presents his work which took him and his brother, Donatas, more than two years. You’ll hear Not only two oа them, but a whole bunch of musicians making the sound almost physically perceivable.
Folk and classical tunes in a very own author’s manner, that’s what this album appears to be.
Previous masterpiece by Saulius Petreikis, Live at Tamsta (2020)
8. A Journey of Giraffes – Spool (2021)
🇺🇸 We could not complete our Chronicles without selected ambient. Baltimore’s A Journey of Giraffes project by John Lane expands further and further. It’s like a proof that music has no limits.
If one would try to explain what’s going on here, he’d fail. Just sit still and watch the waves coming over you and charming your soul. All the rest doesn’t matter. At least, now.
Get this album via bandcamp
Previous masterpiece by A Journey of Giraffes, in our Selected Through the Eyes of the Better Compilation
9. Wolfy Mendes – A Little Moment Of Lucidity (2021)
🇧🇷 One more release from July, 2021. This time, good guitar music surrounded by touching arrangements. Brazilian artist Wolfy Mendes shares a lot this summer, and this particular album is one of his best recordings so far.
Sometimes melancholic, high-pitched in other moments. So different layers are arranged with accuracy and thoughtfulness. Nice gathering of melodies and experiments.
Previous masterpiece by Wolfy Mendes, in our Selected Progressive in the Core Compilation
10. Melua – Illusions (2021)
🇫🇮 Finnish romantics are back with the new EP, which gives a listener sensations of something dizzy, illusory. Is what we see and do real, or it’s only what we consider real?
The EP appears to be eclectic, as clear and nice guitar playing goes together with powerful riffs, strong bass and even some portions of heaviness and even screams. This should not confuse you, as the band deals with all that ranges of sound. And does it cool!
Previous masterpiece by Melua in our Selected Progressive in the Core Compilation