Probably one of the more energetic acts when it comes to melodious and concrete psychedelia. Happy grunge, tipped with rock’n’roll and slimy psychedelic content. Completely featuring all the necessary unorthodox probabilities, packed with foreseeable mixes of freshly squeezed energy. Layered with the sweet and sturdy vocals of the singer Kate Shilonosova. These susceptible Russian rockers from Moscow have certainly aimed high, beyond the grunge rockers of yesteryear, but they specifically lend a little bit from the 90’s era of grunge. Swing with the different atmospheric traits, dance on the shaking floor and feel the grooviness of the atypical concentration of rhythms. If you have lemons and a little bit of snot, make a little bit of Glintshake with those ingredients. Snotty, it is, at least when it comes to appearance. You can listen to their album down below if you wanna.
If you could see the world through other eyes, or if you’d see Tatsuya Nakadais eyes, you’d be petrified. Marrow Mandler is the brainchild of Sascha Mandler. It seems like if he touches your soul, it will be in a realistically but cold manner. With the opening song “Shattered Acticipations“, he delves deeper into the sphere of power electronics. Contracting the brutality of the generic term “power electronics“, but subsequently increasing the melodic content in and of the aforementioned genre. The undertones of the sound-scape are vicious, as the melodic content burrows itself deeper into our souls. We’re left behind, left for dead, as the powerful electronics smear and crush everything in its wake. Possibly the more intriguing material that could’ve been found in that particular genre, as the fondness of power electronics arises anew from this particular song. Leaving no way out, continuing with “Shed Skin“, as you’re forced into a corner of fight-or-flight. But not for long, as the landscape is re-shaped, uttering a more minimal synth approach in contrast to the sound we just witnessed. Blending the interesting cold wave with more of an atonal, but also melodic sound-scape, quenches the thirst of anything heavier. As the isolated, lonely roars of a disenfranchised individual lets itself be heard, amongst an atonal but semi-melodic wave of thought.
Finally, something I really can adhere to that comes from Sweden and electronica. The sweet and almost sensual ambient meets electronica, courtesy of Deviant System, focuses on a twirling environment filled with emotions. Outdrawn melodies, glimmering landscapes of enjoyable sullen beats and tinkered precision. Catching the drift, in adherence to clipped and glitching samples. As if that wasn’t enough, they might’ve coined a new word of a genre that I’ve never heard of, called “ambstep“. I guess it’s properly described, since the ambient mixed with some dub, really makes the nuances more bright and susceptible. When it comes to what part of Sweden they’re from, it becomes even clearer what their motives might be. They’re from Gothenburg, which is a city in which pop was pioneered. Swiftly changing it into more than pop, making it a city where many things have been brewing. Even though the geographical location might affect a little bit, it’s clear that the city have been sporting a lot of great acts lately and historically.