Latest from Cae Gwyn, we believe out now, comes from Omaloma who you may recall had us fondly cooing a little while back in these here very pages somewhere here in fact https://marklosingtoday.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/omaloma/ – their latest ‘Aros O Gwmpas’ provides perfectly the soundtrack for these sultry nights basking beneath the glowing sky cover of the recent summer hot day falls, it being seductively swooned in an amorphous spray of tropical lounge lilts all softly traced and longingly marooned upon Balearic braids and demurringly pressed with oodles of dissipating flotillas wafting in a jetstream of laid back easy on the ear watching idly as the clouds pass by seduction setting smokiness.
As promised, first of a brace of releases from the Cae Gwyn imprint, suspecting we missed this one previously, not sure how that happened, but here’s Lastigband with ‘Jelo’ whose softly stirred fashioning of shade adorned psych accents had us fondly musing that it had been recently unearthed by way of vault find of lost mid 60’s garage beat happenings here rephrased and hooked upon some delightfully sea breezed tropicalia. https://soundcloud.com/recordiaucaegwynrecords/lastigband-jelo
Staying with all things Team Love records, i must admit we’ve found ourselves gravitating towards this deceptively tasty thing on more than one occasion today, this is Good Good Blood with ‘the sunken tree’ – a track lifted from a recently released full length by the name ‘songs from where i live’ which i’m suspecting we need to hear for fear of spontaneous combustion. Anyhow as said, don’t be none too surprised if this catches you off guard at an unexpected moment. Far from being in your face, all abrupt and shouty, Good Good Blood prefer to delicately whisper in your ear, the melodies softly stirred almost lazy eyed and irrefutably genteel are teased with a warming campfire mellowness all arrested upon an hypnotic countrified hymnal hue, the spell only being momentarily broken at the 2.10 mark whereupon swathes of ethereal choral tones pipe in with a misty majesty, its almost like a bruised and withdrawn wound licking Pale Saints being put back together by the Beachwood Sparks if you ask me. https://soundcloud.com/teamlove/05-the-sunken-tree
Again more sugar rushing effervescence, this time from a combo who we think are called Div I Ded, alas the band camp link appears disabled which is a great shame because ‘wasted’ appears to freefall sumptuously into the kind of fizzing feel good jangle chiming terrains to find them longingly located somewhere between the Primitives and a more affectionately adoring Manhattan Love Suicides. https://soundcloud.com/2divided/wasted-1
Admit it, isn’t this a lovely little pop poppet, happened we tripped over it inadvertently whilst checking out new loveliness from Cae Gwyn records, more about that a little later. This is Distant Creatures with ‘a friend’s halo’ – a softly crystalline dream pop cutie sugar rushed in vapour trails of twinkle turned orbiting boy / girl conversations and the sweet arrest of lovelorn euphoria. https://soundcloud.com/distantcreatures/a-friends-halo
interlude……..surf-a-delic twang / lounge tastiness……man or astro man, takeshi terauchi and blue jeans, takeshi terauchi and the bunnys, the bambi molesters, the treblemakers, the sound defects, foxtrot sierra…..
man…or astro man?…..
Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans…..
Takeshi Terauchi & the bunnys….
the bambi molesters…..
the sound defects….
oh yes, fancy some stoner psych fuzz loveliness, this bad boy is being lined up by both the much admired around here, Howlin Banana imprint and the exag label who are collectively colluding to cook plans up to put this trip toned melodic magic mushroom happening out on 12 inches of hulking hullucinogenic wax, it be by Slift and called ‘the sword’ – folks this is so far out you might want to consider leaving a crumb trail so you can safely find your way back from the mind fracturing cosmic odyssey that these dudes are going to lay upon you, some nifty early 70’s vintage-ness afoot here, very freak-y, but can i ask, is it just me who thinks they sound like Gnod in a face off with Hookworms.