Time goes by, and previous success fades away in the past. The only thing helps, there is always a room for something upcoming! Let’s check the updates from our heroes right away.
1. Gaap Kvlt – Kingdom (2021)
🇲🇦 We start with Moroccan project Gaap Kvlt. In late September, the new piece of its art has come to the world.
Strange electronic soundscapes are closing by, and we are somewhere in the middle of this terrain. The essence of powers, somehow followed by the sensation of loneliness and timelessness, is poured into each composition, massive and thick. There are pretty long tracks fitting an ultimate trip if you desire one.
2. The Beths – Auckland, New Zealand, 2020 (2021)
🇳🇿 New Zealand’s The Beths are back with the live energy, which was converted into recording last year. As always, bright and upbeat, these songs are crushing one’s apathy and sadness.
Comparing the concert versions with the originally prepared songs, you’ll find a lot of features. Some of them, like clean and balanced sounding, appear in studio versions, while the lives are vivid and more touching.
Previous masterpiece by The Beths, “Future Me Hates Me” (2018)
3. Trigg & Gusset – Black Ocean (2021)
🇳🇱 In October, the Dutch avant-garde duo is back with the collection of deep and thoughtful compositions under mystic title “Black Ocean”.
Devoted to natural forces, these tracks gradually continue the narrative. With its ups and downs, transitions and calm episodes. Catch them one by one, and you’ll get the whole picture. It’s wonderful and addressing the inner layers of the heart.
Previous masterpiece by Trigg & Gusset, “Legacy of the Witty” (2017)
4. The Body and Big|Brave – Leaving None But Small Birds (2021)
🇺🇸 🇨🇦 This year, we were already overwhelmed by the Canadians Big|Brave. Now, it’s time to taste something different. It’s a sheer collaboration with The Body, no less experimental act on the global scene.
What you’ll hear for sure will surprise you, more if you are already familiar with both of the collectives. This album shows how wide can go the music if such talented artists meet together.
Previous masterpiece by Big|Brave, “Vital” (2021)
5. Mariana Semkina – Disillusioned (2021)
🇷🇺 Another October release, coming from St Petersburg, Russia. Sounding romantic and epic, as always. In case you have some illusions, it’s time to say goodbye to them.
The compositions from this EP is extremely touching, as the beautiful Mariana’s voice goes straight to the heart, and fragile minimalistic music just lets the atmosphere be so tender and fresh. Five songs having The End but eternal indeed…
Previous masterpiece by Mariana Semkina, “Sleepwalking” (2020), in our telegram channel
6. Krzta – Żółć.Niszczenie.Zgliszcze (2021)
🇵🇱 …And now, to heavier domains. Polish mighty trio KRZTA never loses time. This year, their release is even more toothy than previous ones.
It took almost four years for these guys to reassemble the sound and readjust the ammunition. As a result, this weapon turns to be homing one. It finds a listener’s subconsciousness and attacks it. No chance to escape. Release your fears and inner shouts and howls.
Previous masterpiece by Krzta, “Krzta” (2017)
7. Tunic – Quitter (2021)
🇨🇦 Did you expect something mild from these Canadian dudes? Yeah, it’s better to put away such assumption. Tunic are on their way, no compromise.
In case of “Quitter”, chaos looks like curbed. As looking and listening to attentively, you’ll easily spot all these signs that cannot mislead. It’s the same tunic, sometimes tired and defeated as they cry, but apparently not willing to give up.
Previous masterpiece by Tunic, “Complexion” (2019)
8. Galya Bisengalieva – Aralkum Aralas (2021)
🇰🇿 🇬🇧 Kazakh experimental artist Galya Bisengalieva, currently residing in the UK, presents her new opus.
Tragic story of the Aral sea deserves to be told in all possible languages. This time it is organized through remixes and rearrangements, giving you a different perspective, no less exciting as the original one. Multiple reflections deliver the message with its derivatives.
Previous masterpiece by Galya Bisengalieva, “Aralkum” (2020)
9. Postcards – After the Fire, Before the End (2021)
🇱🇧 Lebanese band Postcards has one more gift for us. The album and lyric videos made by them, depict our new reality, full of unexpected events and circumstances.
The world changes while we stay blocked and frustrated. But is it really changing with us, or independently? As our home is so sad, maybe the resurrection is the only way to cope with all this.
Previous masterpiece by Postcards, “What Lies So Still” (2015)
10. Khoomei Beat – Changys Baglaash (2021)
🇷🇺 Tuvan nomads Khoomei Beat have brought more legends from the steppes and sacred mountain slopes.
“Changys Baglaash” witnesses the band’s evolution, from rather pop act to serious modern ethnic ensemble, which successfully blends traditional folk music with state-of-the-art arrangements. Fresh point of view on rich endless art born on the high plains along the river valleys, where the horses feel safe and free like a wind.
Previous masterpiece by Khoomei Beat, “Wandering the steppe...” (2017)