Canadian One-Man Act AGATH CRIST About Life’s Struggle On Single ‘BLOOD’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

18 March 2022

Artist: AGATH CRIST
Who: The project of a Canadian
musician from Quebec.

“A time-traveling, shape-shifting, meta-force, slipping between genres and
styles while blowing up drum busses and pushing the boundaries of melody
and noise.”

New single/video: BLOOD

“We’re told to fight. We’re told to kill each other to get what we want. We’re polarised and set into a ring and prodded into engaging in bloodsport. We’re being turned into narcissists and psychopaths and our attention is being monopolised at a savage and unrelenting pace. This new single is the sound of this struggle, set against towering synthesisers and driven ever onward by Liam O’Neill [SUUNS] on drums.”

Turn Up The Volume: A poppy synth trip with a floating flow and near-whispering vocals. Both eerie and affecting, both dizzy and hypnotic with a frenetic guitar attack coming out of nowhere around the 3-minute mark. Fascinating stuff!

Catch the vibe here…

AGATH CRIST: Bandcamp – Facebook

THIS MORTAL COIL – Third And Final Album ‘BLOOD’ Released 30 Years Ago

Back in time

23 April 2021

Band: THIS MORTAL COIL
Who: British music project created and led
by Ivo Watts-Russell, founder of legendary
indie label 4AD.

Album: BLOOD (double LP – 21 tracks)
Released: 22 April 1991 – 30 years ago

Artists: An extended cast including guests such as Deirdre Rutkowski, Kim Deal, Caroline Crawley, Tanya Donnelly, Dominic Appleton interpreting songs by Syd Barrett, Gene Clark, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Pieter Nooten, David Roback (Mazzy Star) and many more.
Full list here.

Pitchfork wrote: “In some ways this felt like the most American record they’d done yet, given cover choices like Spirit, the Byrds, and Emmylou Harris… Listening to it again in a time when styles are so easily appropriated, it’s actually shocking to hear a band approach those sources so intent on reinterpreting them in their own image. From the opening original “The Lacemaker”, all strings, echoes, and tones, to the slow stomp and grind of “Ruddy and Wretched” and a delicate version of Mary Margaret O’Hara’s “Help Me Lift You Up”– and even the almost light breakbeats of “Loose Joints”, it’s another catch-all that holds together.” Score: 9/10.

Blood in full…

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4AD: Website

Darksome Video Clip For Darksome Reverie – ‘BLOOD’ By THE BANKROBBER

18 December 2020

Italian synth-guitar popsters THE BANKROBBER, led by siblings
Oberti, released a new hazy single called BLOOD, a couple of
weeks ago.

Turn Up The Volume wrote: “Starting with a short repetitive intro of
ah ah ah’s bringing Laurie Anderson‘s 1981 hit O Superman to mind, you
instantly enter a twilight zone with dreamy atmospherics, weeping guitars
and poetical, alternating male/female vocals. A darksome, somber, and
pitchy meditation, a misty winter song, a double-edged candlelight beauty.”

Now they have a clip out for the track. Special visuals as usual…

THE BANKROBBER: Facebook


Italian beauty in synth-motion…

(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Misty Winter Song – Here’s New Somber Single ‘BLOOD’ By THE BANKROBBER

29 November 2020

With only two singles it was a relatively calm year for Italian
synth-pop songsmiths THE BANKROBBER with siblings Oberti.

Last June they released the intriguing and darksome saga I.A.M.N.A.Y.A.M.D (Always
In My Nightmare)
and to say goodbye to 2020 they just shared new moody emo ballad, titled BLOOD.

Starting with a short repetitive intro of ah ah ah’s bringing Laurie Anderson‘s 1981
hit O Superman to mind, you instantly enter a twilight zone with dreamy atmospherics, weeping guitars and poetical, alternating male/female vocals. A shadowy, somber, and pitchy meditation, a misty winter song, a double-edged candlelight beauty.

Listen here…

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THE BANKROBBER: Facebook