The Dusk Recital
by Slow Dancing Society
Nights Bright Days
by Chloë March
by Todd Tobias
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Brother Earth is the collaboration of singer Steve Five (of a band called The Library is on Fire) and multi-instrumentalist Todd Tobias (of Circus Devils). Their label, Hidden Shoal call their musical project to sound like: ‘Their shadowy, kaleidoscopic music vacillates between brooding textural pieces and exuberant rock-and-roll at the drop of a hat, chasing the ghosts of pop music past into a hall of cracked mirrors.’ Yes, right! Ghosts, that is all true. Brother Earth play ghost-ridden pop, or freaked out drone pop, with hints of psychedelic folk. Dare to be suprised, to be spoked, and thrilled.
In some strange way Makee’s music make me think of a more shy, dance-beat version of, say…Joy Division and The National. Add some Caribou, as well as much/many more.
“The hypnotic and sometimes dark sounds of this album will take you from city to city. Each imaginary city has its own atmosphere and sky line. This is the approach of the album Todd Tobias.
Tobias played with his brother Tim at Clouds Forming Crowns and psychedelic rock act Circus Devils. When he beginning of this millennium took place behind the buttons, this was where he felt comfortable with. He produced ao Guided By Voices, but it could not prevent him to continue to experiment with music.”
“In that broad limbo between reminiscences wave and soundscapes driven by the rhythm ranks the Australian Daniel Cavalli, to debut under the alias Makee with a self-titled EP released by compatriot Hidden Shoal.”
“On Binary Rooms Markus Mehr combines the styles Ambient, Drone, Noise, musique concrete & avant-garde. Their interaction results in a multi-layered soundtrack and this mixed-up thing challenges the listener but rewards by its intensity and and diverting listening experience. “Binary Rooms” is overall a masterpiece by Markus Mehr that should be heard exclusively in it’s entirety. People with a high threshold in term of demands have to check out Markus Mehr “Binary Rooms” without doubt. It´s diverse atmospheres are moving, unsettling and fascinating. – My absolute recommendation.”