dreamscape

SOMESURPRISES - "Alt"

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somesuprises - “Alt”

(Doom Trip Records)

Alt is a three-song EP that feels like an album, due to the dreamy, endless feel and tight musical prowess of Seattle band, somesurprises.

The opening track Low on Sleep morphs from a lighter than air pop hit with smooth harmonies, gauzy guitar, and a driving fuzzed-out bass line into a wide-open hypnotic jam that transports the listener to a destination unknown. There, they are greeted with the second track, Paolo and Francesca, which delivers echoy guitars in a psychedelic island setting, replete with organ accents, and a trancelike vibe.

The title track closes the EP. Alt is a nine minute jammer, with charging bass and drums, and plucked out 90s guitar which soars wide across the track in crashing waves of thick reverb. A soaring guitar solo sails on the wind high above the mix, eventually dissolving into the swirling rhythms below. 

Once the spell breaks, the listener awakens from the dream - realizing that ony a few minutes have passed. That is the power of Alt.

https://doomtrip.bandcamp.com/album/alt

SANGAM-”Departure”

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Sangam-"Departure"

(Aescape Sounds)

Before you do anything else, click the Bandcamp link at the bottom, take a deep breath, and let the music wash over you as you read this.

You are now entering a drony dreamscape, an unreal realm.

Swelling synths, elven choirs and natural sounds inhabit this sonic space and with each intricate layer entice you deeper and deeper into this bewildering but strangely familiar world.

The creator of this world, Sangam, guides you gently through his digital dominion and reveals in small glimpses all that goes on in his kingdom.

Sailing Heart casts ominous foreshadowings with its lush string pads, arpeggiating synths and the hints of a melody that never seems to resolve itself.

The heavenly title track shines the blessed light of transcendence with its angelic choir and washes away all impurity with its cleansing rain.

The enchanted forest of Cogent (Feat. Rhucle) will absolutely spellbind you as the rain falls once again in the stillness of sylvan solitude.

You probably want this experience to continue, right? Well, the digital download is name your price, so you really don’t have an excuse, do you?

However, a digital deity with the awesome power of Sangam deserves a much better offering than such a pathetic pittance.

We will PERISH without his nurturing rain to once again replenish our barren musical landscape!

Therefore, we must honor him with a sacrifice that befits his musical majesty or risk displeasing him.

No, no no. No blood sacrifice is necessary.

A cassette or vinyl purchase will do nicely.

Theron Willis

https://aescapesounds.bandcamp.com/album/departure