Dead Sea Apes / Black Tempest / Adam Stone – Dataland

This does not come up easily in a bandcamp search, let me tell you. As a librarian with some cataloguing nous, I suspect the metadata needs to be enhanced somewhat. Fortunately, you now have a handy link here, courtesy of me.

There is much to love with this, and much to resonate with despite the fact he keeps talking about TV and I haven’t watched TV in years. The deadpan vocals over the laid back motorik mid 90s vibe – no, we’re not talking Underworld, though I do like Underworld; it’s a way more hazy approach.

Apparently it was all done over data transfer rather than physical collaboration, yet it sounds very coherent.

Firefriend – Fantasma

Firefriend have become a very reliable band. I love their quite hazy version of psychy-pop. Narcotic pop I think I’ll call it. Not that I know what narcotics are anymore. Or pop for that matter.

There are some bangers on this, bangers within the Firefriend frame of reference, that is.

Also, this is shouting very loudly about being considered for me spending some money this week.