But Now I’m Ha-Ha-Happy
Forced to flee his hometown of Donetsk, which happens to be twinned with Sheffield where Sound Read Six is produced, Bejenec has not let this stop him making more awesome electronic music. Translating as Refugee, Bejenec has begun a splendid record label called & The Refugees. The new EP is the first vinyl offering on this impress and has just been released. Slavic Breus EP sees four original mixes make their way to listeners the world over. Taken from this record, But Now I’m Ha-Ha-Happy is like a kick of sand in the face of those who wish to destroy this Ukrainian person’s joy.
It begins on a huge throbbing bass rhythm that bursts into the room. A sleek mix of snare and hats add velocity to the flow as the percussion pushes forward. New additions of drum bring flowing motifs to the direction, up-beat and frantic beats strike the pulse with effervescent shimmers of potential. Deep bass continues to plough through the matrix in sturdy belts of forward motion. Synthesisers appear, they bounce and stretch in rubbery tunes of manic tone. Huge scales are leapt across by the rhythmic notes as they direct the continuation of material. Extra harmonies sneak in, airy and intense, the smash of drums leans in and keeps the fluid moving.
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We Are Now
With a return to the fold in the manner of a debut LP, Søren Siebel AKA Bas Grossfeldt presents We Are Now. An eleven-track album that swiftly experiences a run of changing mental-states, the world of the electronic music producer becomes vivid and clear on this personally relevant album. Since the fantastic coverage and subsequent streams of his previous single Lost in Sensation on Juan Atkins’ Metroplex Records, this full-length LP brings everything and more that we want from Bas Grossfeldt. The title track of the record, We Are Now offers a spoonful of splendour for us to enjoy with the rest of the album on hand if you want it.
The title track starts with a heartbeat style bass drum that pounds against resonant empty spaces. Heavy breathing and static infused beats separate the percussion as new scattered beats click and tap in obscure corridors. Metallic clanks and oddly organic feels dance in abstraction as the layering of rhythm lean ever upward. Melodic bass begins to burst with rhythmic tune as new and uplifting tempos add a sense of flavour to the deeply dark undercarriage. Chatty drums and talkative bars project outward before atmospheric synthesiser takes the direction to a new bearing. Introspective and expertly nourished with a varied palette of sound.
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Frenchy and The Punk
Temple Of Sleep
The NYC-based duo is back with another piece from their latest album. Inspired by artists such as Blondie, Dresden Dolls, Florence And The Machine, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, (eBay links) the band have a punchy and provocative style that carries subtle and laid back elements. Blending neo-punk with post-folk sensibilities, the modern sounding music enjoys roots deep enough for your grandparents. Written about losing sleep, the song takes a step from the world that seems to offer nothing but futuristic fears. Maybe we’re right to be afraid, or maybe we should trust each other a little more. We know we can trust Frenchy and The Punk to deliver the goods when it really matters.
Deep and sensual acoustic guitar breaks open the parcel as bass and drums entwine with the sauntering groove. Samantha enters with her cabaret style delivery. Smooth jazz and grunge seem to dance in her voice as feminine emotions launch the passionate lines into the flux of guitar. Melody in the music and the vocal spiral through cartographies of sound as the progression maintains evocative and inventive corners. The pressure of the rhythm builds across the marching ground as the song carries the ever-present weight of sense to each new moment.
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Described as addictive and a head-turner, you can understand our excitement as For Hours makes its way into Sound Read Six. She was already a force of music before she auditioned on the X-Factor, and now she’s clearly well above the realms of talent shows and wannabes. Forging her own definitive direction with an intelligent and sentimental style of writing, through a series of ever-increasingly successful videos, Megan Burke is drawing in crowds from all over the world. With millions of Tik-Tok views and several TV appearances now behind her, we’re all very pleased that Mr Cowell didn’t get his hands on this one.
A funky bass sinks into the music as fritters of guitar strum a funky beat. Melody bends in clean and a tonal second guitar. Megan Burke sings, her delicately sensual voice curls and folds into the spirit of the song. The voice builds as the music climbs in pressure. As the chorus enters, the flavour of the song is unleashed in brutal yet aesthetically pleasing lines. This woman has been waiting for you for a long time and she’s fed up. It’s time for her to imagine being serenaded by someone else and hoping its they who feel the inspiration. Maybe she’s been giving all the right signals and trying to connect all this time. It’s up to you to decide. Now we’ve lost her, it seems like no-one else will do.
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Hello My Darling
Well-known in his home nation of Indonesia, metal and alternative rock singer Regi Weking has been involved in bands for several years. Formerly of Garuda Force, Weking has now moved into solo territory and has adopted a Beatles (eBay) influence to expand his repertoire and fanbase. With an upbeat and dance-worthy style, Regi Weking brings his new mode of writing to the front with this easy-to-love formula. Written to express the feelings around being deeply in love with someone, maybe a long-distance relationship or maybe someone we see less often than we want, we’re shown the ropes from the other side of the world and they seem so familiar.
It begins with a delicate piano melody. The music opens out into guitars, bass, and drums as the rock genre rears its face. Regi Weking begins to sing, his voice sounds so unique and recognisable. The music is happy and laid-back, fun and uplifting. The guitars fly into the air with a break that brings a heavy blues lick. As the chorus starts, the song goes into the next gear up with quicker lyrics and melodic progression. Amazing guitars then break free once more to flutter like butterflies in the azure open sky. More vocal direction creates a sing-along middle-eight that we can enjoy. Back to the verse and chorus again, the music just feels right as it crescendos into a focus of charm and magic.
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Swim The Shine
Stealth Mode (Timo Maas Remix)
Gun Raven Records
Launching the brand-new Gun Raven label, Budapest producer, musician, DJ, VJ, and visionary Swim The Shine puts the first stone firmly in place. Stealth Mode EP is the latest production from the artist and has been specifically produced to begin a tower of music that will grow far into the future. Swim The Shine is well-known for his live shows, having completed massive dates at venues in places like Berlin, Porto, Freiburg, Paris, Montreal, Budapest, London, and Barcelona. He even played the drums during the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, under the wing of Danny Boyle and Underworld’s Rick Smith. Written while on a plane to Moscow back in friendly 2017, the track and its counterparts are now more than ready to hit the scene.
Deep techno pulses begin the record. Scatterings of synth build the flow with neat packets. Cymbals and bass tap against the quick-step rhythm as gradual layers add flux and motive to the direction of the beat. Sonic shadows creep along the close walls as the resounding bass throbs through the framework and beyond the horizon. Captured spectres flicker in the luminescent haze that wafts across the pulsing mix. A grabbing synth then begins to churn a rhythmic melody that stitches through the bass and percussion, lifting until it is the only presence. Dropping back down, a selection of bells join the flow. These make a scene then vanish to the background just for a moment as the score adapts and folds to compensate for their vibe. Progressive beats with subtle reflections of spirit, the mix reveals facias and sides that evolve through the braiding of the steady tempo.
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