This one is a charmer. Sitting somewhere between alt-folk, alt-pop, and post-rock is the latest project from Ambrose Nock of Perth’s instrumentalists Apricot Rail. Titled Target Archery, the music on offer here is warm and charming. Endearing, but not without gravitas, the music is playful and yet full of emotion and drama too.
This is perfect to assuage the Sunday night fear that sets in when one becomes acutely aware of the working week ahead. Let this ease those aches and pains for you. You will not regret it.
Closer is the first sample of the Sublime Locked-In Syndrome , the fifth album by Italian electronic producer Willem Gator .The artist creates a combination of downtempo beats, bass lines and a multitude of oriental and orchestral instruments. It focuses on each song gradually increasing in emotional intensity, helping to incorporate both rock and electronic aspects. The result is an experience that is eminently danceable but deeply melancholic. It transmits hedonism and detachment. Electronic anthems scale the musical skies while probing the emotional lows.
Dutch-American singer songwriter Kramies, who hails from Ohio in the USA, has spent some time living in Ireland, in a castle no less. He has used these historic and serene surroundings to record new songs. The first of these that I have heard is the haunting, other worldly, ethereal “I Wish I Missed You”. I could go so far as to describe it as a lament, but it also strikes me as a man trying to find feelings that he thinks he ought to have about a past lover. Either way Kramies pours so much heart, soul and emotion into this tune that it haunts your brain in a good ghost kind of way. Check out the beautiful video to accompany the song below.
Between ethereal folk and silky dream-pop with majestic progressions, this new jewel signed Kramies stretches its aerial notes and flies away gently. Deep, elegant and sensitive.
Marcel Proust wrote in Les plaisirs et les jours : “Is not absence, for those who love, the most certain, the most effective, the most vivacious, the most indestructible, the most faithful of presences? ”
I Wish I Missed You is an ode to this absence and presence that does not fade when we loved, when we love. A forest of recollections, fleeting, between sweetness and violence.
Kramies provided a look at the Cam Merton video for “I Wish I Missed You” where the audience is taken to the majesty of Shankill Castle, Ireland where sentiments of longing & earnest expression are coupled like clasped hands held in an ineffable bond of congress.