The Wellington “Ocean” (live acoustic version, 2011)
Definitely a nice song.
The Wellington “Ocean” (from “A Thousand Yards” on HeyHo! Records, 2011)
Indie Pop band from Depok, Indonesia. Always glad to find recent exemples of songwriters recalling the glory days of Sarah Records bands but without souding simply nostalgic. “Ocean” is full of fever.
Human Hands “Aestivate” (from “My heart in your hand” on Time as a Color, 2014)
Sounds too minimal, too beautiful, too slow, too tense, to really exist. Trio from Birmingham, UK.
Emma Russack “You shouldn’t” (from “You changed me”, 2014)
There is something timeless about this song. I’ve been following her for a while mostly through her band Hot Palms but this song his like the next level for me. Truer than reality, I can feel the warm wind, the darkness, the empty waves, the emotions coming back as waves ashore.
Fortunes. “Keeper” (2014)
Electronic/hip-hop/soul duo from Melbourne. I like these slow moving, comforting but kinda bleak atmospheres.
Leaaves “Dem Tod am längsten überleben” (from ”<>”, 2014)
I have been listening compulsively to this track recently and I am not that able to explain why. I deeply enjoy those unexpected collages.
Sexytiger “On videos” (from “It could start”, 2001)
Obscure slowcore / indie pop Belgian band which sadly never totally surfaced.
Lontalius “untitled” (2014)
A guitar, electric piano, vocals for what it seems a first take. It is a priceless gem, which sounds somewhat like some old Talons’s stuff (circa “Rustic Bullshit”). Delicate and subtle intimate translation of deep emotions.
Human Hands “Disease” (“Human Hands" on Time as a Color, 2014)
From Birmingham, UK. The perfect moment when post-hardcore meets slowcore. The wonderful rise of slow tension bathed in melancholy.