Candace – “New Ruins”

Candace – “New Ruins”

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It is amazing to hear a band evolve right before your ears. I had to take a listen at Candace’s previous releases to get a real feel of what they may have hoped their new album “New Ruins” to sound like. It sounds like what a time-lapse video of a dahlia bud flowering looks like. […]

Candy Opera – Sophistipop Gem Unearthed

Candy Opera – Sophistipop Gem Unearthed

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At the start of the year somebody posted a track of Candy Opera in the Sophistipop Lounge, which went almost completely unnoticed but not entirely. I picked it up, and buzz frenzy around them ensued. At first listen, “What a Way to Travel” brings that whole era back to me: the dreamy cloud I was on, whilst walking the […]

Gliss – Strange Heaven

Gliss – Strange Heaven

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Berlin duo Gliss released a new album just a few weeks ago, and it has absolutely enraptured me. At times “Strange Heaven” reminds the listener of other acts, such as the Raveonettes and early Tamaryn releases but they also somehow remain completely true to their own sound. This album is a luscious hybrid of sorts […]

Bolinas – Casa

Bolinas – Casa

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Subtle is the word that springs to mind when I listen to Bolinas‘ latest song “Casa” (or any Bolinas song for that matter) and subtlety and depth is what sets them apart from the bulk of other, more formulaic, dreampop bands. It’s the gossamer, delicate distant sound of the guitars. It’s the frail emotive pitch […]