Friday, January 18, 2013
New tracks from Life Model, Spc-Eco, and Soilwork
If you didn't get enough new music from us the other day, you're in luck because we have three new awesome songs for you to feast on today.
Life Model-Take it Slowly.
This is the kind of shoegazing music that takes on an artistic approach to stripped-down rock tunes and stretching the notes through looping effects on the guitars. Life Model adds understated, chilly vocals to the mix, which takes on an unrefined, yet abstract appeal. This is an interesting take on shoegaze, being light on the electronic atmospherics and heavy on the pedal effects, just like old-school shoegaze rock.
You know I have been a fan of Spc-Eco (pronounced 'space echo') since i stumbled upon their album "3-D" This English band has been particularly active of late, having released a full-length album and two EPs just within the last year. The latest EP, now available through Spc-Eco's bandcamp page, is entitled "Push" and includes five tracks, two of which are remixes of the original Push. Some bands just have that 'it' factor in that no matter how much their style changes, they continue to push out fantastic music. As it turns out, Push is a departure from the usual Spc-Eco electrogaze music, trending more to the mainstream-ish dream pop end of the spectrum. To be honest, I didn't know what to think when i first read that it was more pop-oriented than their previous music. Yet, I listened to it anyway, because I am a fan of Spc-Eco, and fans of bands listen to the band's music no matter what, right?
Soilwork-This Momentary Bliss
Soilwork is gearing up to release their brand new album, "The Living Infinite" in March. They have just shared another new track from the double album. This track is metal excellence. While the first new song they gave us sounded like "Figure Number 5" era Soilwork, This Momentary Bliss is more akin to the tunes heard on "Stabbing the Drama". This song is an instantly-catchy gem that has a sing-along style chorus. Bjorn "Speed" Strid's vocals are top-notch on this one, containing some screamed sections, but mostly outstanding cleans. Also apparent in this track is a low-register, doomy keyboard line and some awesome guitar solo dexterity. If you are into metal music, they you can't go wrong with Soilwork. As always, thanks for reading and enjoy!