It’s time to check what’s going on during March and April of the year 2022 in the homeplaces of out heroes, situated all around the planet. Let’s listen to it together.
1. Azu Tiwaline & Al Wootton – Alandazu E.P. (2022)
🇹🇳 🇬🇧 Two of our heroes came together to record something special. Here, urban vibes from London reach African spirit, and the reverse stream goes from the territory of the sand to the land of steel and glass. Both origins unite in one EP, enhancing collaborative synthetic sound with the beats from both percussion and hearts. This is the kind of electronics that we in Selected Goosebumps prefer, exquisite and inspiring.
Previous masterpiece by Azu Tiwaline, “Draw Me A Silence Part. II” (2020).
Previous masterpiece by Al Wootton, “Maenads EP” (2021) in our selected Along the Rays of Dub Episode.
2. Priests of Prometheus – Hazardous Cycle (2022)
🇺🇸 The priests are back with even stranger and creeper release. They’ve made the sound way more acid and eroding than before. The vocals move downwards to the deeper underground, and the guitars stay as thick and concrete as before. Some flavor of past centuries, and we do not know if it is groove metal, hardcore, or industrial. Every component is melted off, so the cycle is complete.
Previous masterpiece by Priests of Prometheus, “Encased” (2020) in our selected Into the Deep Dark episode.
3. Heisa – Outliar EP (2022)
🇧🇪 Heisa continues their way, now by infecting our hearts with pure emotion seasoned by selected flashbacks. This time, as long as 90s, you’ll taste even 80’s. Like being teleported to a raging AC/DC rehearsal and back to our days, keeping the breath of previous inventions. Rock, metal, and grunge, everything suits to the deal. Come closer and smack the noise. It’s the voice of their three hearts burning and bursting. Just catch this fever!
4. Fergus McCreadie – Forest Floor (2022)
🇬🇧 Now, calm down and take a look around. Do you hear a cheerful voice coming out of the forest? A myriad of tiny miracles galloping upon the keys while Fergus is playing his pieces. David Bowden on double bass and Stephen Henderson on drums help the author in telling short and nice stories. How brilliant they sound, no words needed. Immediately a safe and cozy place comes to the mind, and
Previous masterpiece by Fergus McCreadie, “Cairn” (2021) in our selected Walking Over the Mist episode.
5. Mint Field – Levitation Sessions (2022)
🇲🇽 This time, the Mexican trio is back with a live record that highlights previously created compositions. Reinvented, sung with the passion and open hearts, these songs invite you for a deja vu trip. Even more dreamy, smoother in details and fuzzy thanks to the live atmosphere, the sound is vivid and touching. In one hand, “Levitation Sessions” is answer to the pandemic outcomes, in another hand it is a bottom line for a current stage.
6. City Of Dawn – As the Universe, So the Soul (2022)
🇺🇸 In the middle of April, Damien Duque had presented his new opus within the City Of Dawn project, which consists of seven selected compositions. You’ll get in touch with seven worlds, each one having its own atmosphere, thick and dense. Get drown in it, step by step, moving deeper and coming back to the surface of this synthetic sonic ambience. You’ll meet the layers unseen on your way, majestic and thrilling. Great experience to obtain!
Previous masterpiece by City Of Dawn, “Mosaic of Senses” (2021) in our selected Picturesque Ambient episode.
7. Dead Neanderthals – IXXO (2022)
🇳🇱 Dead Neanderthals continue to surprise. While “Ratlicker” was jaw-dropping insane thing with crazy energy bursting out of each tiny track, “IXXO” is something opposite. It’s a live record from Roadburn Redux, where the duo turned into a quartet. It’s an extensive set, technically represented one single song. Mild and shiny kraut, made by the means of synths and drums, vivid, bumpy and hypnotizing. Brilliant way to stop this cruel world for a while, joining the band in another reality.
Previous masterpiece by Dead Neanderthals, “Rat Licker” (2021) in our selected Jazz in the Core episode.
8. Only Echoes – Sunsickness (2022)
🇺🇸 It’s always a delight to watch the progress of the band, which becomes serious in developing their approach to the music. Here is a second work by Denver’s Only Echoes, mature post-metal driven by three guitars, bass and drums. Six massive compositions, huge volumes of sound, and each phrase worked out and polished. Wonderful stuff for a moment in time when the time itself is over. Not the music, however.
Previous masterpiece by Only Echoes, “Only Echoes” (2018) .
9. Eternal Wanderer – Light After Dark Chapter 3 (2022)
🇺🇦 Eternal Wanderer continues his way through severe reality of our days. The next chapter is all about a tragedy unfolding in Ukraine. The beats of the hearts, the ones that sound stunning, and the others which are imminently fading away, are everywhere in these touching compositions. A collection of shards, left here and there, memories that stay forever and deeply in the living souls.
Previous masterpiece by Eternal Wanderer, “Light After Dark” (2022).
10. Tim Linghaus – Provenance (2022)
🇩🇪 The last album for today’s episode comes from Lower Saxony. Short stories addressed directly to the hearts, happy and anguished, lonely and united. It’s a diary of peculiar moments, when the tiny sounds make the whole picture. You don’t need anything else to interact with your feelings, staying calm and smiling. Tim revives these episodes of our lives, these simple and meaningful instants that we barely think of but appreciate so much.
Previous masterpiece by Tim Linghaus, “Memory Sketches II” (2021), in our selected Cinematicа episode.