With Invada continually churning out some of the finer West Country releases of recent times and Howling Owl swooping in a close second in the ingenuity stakes, there are copious amounts of stuff to evoke much hootin’ and a-howlin’ emanating out of Bristol and the surrounding lands right around now. Added to the list of contemporary pioneers percolating out of these urbanised wetlands, although in no way analogous with either label aforesaid is Duncan Silvey. And although thereby an outlier of sorts, Silvey really is quite something: earlier recordings off the Soundcloud intimate a more doleful electro-pop learning (Between a Rock and a Hard Place recalls a less refined Purity Ring rung to a more deadpan, almost indie tune) though more recent pieces signal a more instrumental turn for the irrefutably better. And Chagall is arguably his magnum opus thus far: a resplendent swell of psalm-like vocals that swirl about melancholy chord plonkery redolent of The Cinematic Orchestra’s Ma Fleur, the track comes intertwined with strains of minimalist Erik Satie-sourced wizardry to spin a quite wondrous five minute revolution. Erased Tapes: tune in.
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- I'll cut the hackneyed platitudes, but bloody hell, if you ever get the opportunity to go see @serafinasteer, do. http://t.co/SjqnAOsE33 about 21 hours ago from web
- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 2 days ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 2 days ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 2 days ago from web