Emerald Park, one of northern Europe’s most successful bands releasing music under a Creative Commons license is back after 5 years of silence with the brand-new EP “Basement Sessions”. Their new work will be released in two versions: as a traditional 5-track digital version and as a Creative Commons 4-track version.
As always, Emerald Park tend to move among different parts of the indie genre influenced by bands such as The Cure, Arcade Fire, James, Depeche Mode and Blur. In every song you will recognize the constant presence of melancholy but somewhere around the corner happiness is in reach. The lyrics are about the feeling of being misplaced and searching for something else, something bigger in life. Or maybe the grass isn’t greener on the other side?
“Rules Don’t Apply”, which was released as a single last summer and is now remastered, is the most electrified and energetic track, while “The Haze”, “Decease”, and “Bigfoot” are the most melancholic songs. The fresh version of “Bigfoot” and a new track called “She Sees Something Else” are the two songs that have really caught the essence of Emerald Park.
THE SEARCH are back with the second and final part of a retro-inspired journey that started in 2018 with the album "A Wave from the Sidelines"; the band's new work skillfully blends melodic pop sensibilities with reverberated sound landscapes. With "Some Place Far Away", Razmig Tekeyan - the founder and currently sole member of THE SEARCH - offers a ten-track dose of escapist pop music and invites everyone to indulge in his world.
"Some Place Far Away" is a collection of songs originally written on an acoustic guitar that Razmig Tekeyan has been working on over a long period of time. Some of them date back 20 years and, had they been recorded at that time, they would have sounded very different since the band's early work was dominated by 80s-influenced new/dark wave and indie rock sound. 10 albums later he once again replaces the guitars with synthesizers to conclude his love letter to the sound of the 80s.
"Some Place Far Away" is more than an 80s revival and presents new sides of the traditional genre of Synthpop without carrying relics of the past into the new decade. It's an album for daydreamers who allow themselves to become lost in their own thoughts and enjoy a faithful companion along the way.
The album was recorded and produced by Razmig Tekeyan in the band's own studio and mastered by Tommy Steuer (TS-Musix Studios, Leipzig).
"Some Place Far Away" will be released on March 6, 2020 by Aenaos Records.
Emerald Park return with a new video for the single "Rules Don't Apply" that was released last summer. This remastered version of the song will also appear in the band's upcoming digital EP "Basement sessions" to be released on February 21st, 2020.
If you have missed the free download of this song, you can get it here:
As always with (((S))) his music has its roots in postpunk, though this time the songs are longer, with more instrumental passages and a minimum of lyrics. “BLACK DOG” comprises a collection of 8 songs in which (((S))) along with Denmark’s finest backing musicians take you through dark soundscapes of drowning guitars, solid drumbeats, and sparkling bass interwoven with spare, distorted vocals begging for understanding.
To get a first glimpse of their new work, scheduled for release on September 27th, you can download the song “weallwannadie” from Bandcamp for free and watch its official video on Youtube.
Even though the production of the album was delayed (due to a hard drive crash in 2017 in which the drum programs for the album were lost and to which the title is a partial reference), THE SILENCE INDUSTRY continued to develop their own, unique sound and deliver what is possibly their darkest, most complex and refined work to date. Unlike many of their releases, “A Song for Bad Sectors” is a full-length album comprised of 7 songs and 3 ambient/noise works.
“A Song for Bad Sectors” is now available as “name-your-price” download as well as in all major download stores and streaming platforms.