Plumerai has just released their album,’Mondegreen’, the first full length CD by the band since the addition of Eliza Brown on vocals and Mickey Vershbow on drums. Together with Martin & James Newman, they’ve crafted some of the finest dreamscapes this side of the Atlantic. As once described in the press, Plumerai is the personification of beauty. Sample the album now and visit their Bandcamp page to buy on CD or in DIGITAL format.
Autumn’s Grey Solace released their new album Eifelian this year!
The continuing efforts of Autumn’s Grey Solace over the years have involved steady progression into a sound of their own within a larger style in turn. The duo’s roots in the music of acts like the Cocteau Twins, Love Spirals Downwards, and other atmospheric rock partnerships remain constant; where the combined strength of Erin Welton’s voice and Scott Ferrell’s music lies best is in exploring the pair’s intersections. Thematically, Eifelian draws its name as well as its song titles from the pre-human history of the planet — an ambitious range to say the least, from “Archean Earth” and “Faint Young Sun” to “Holocene” and “Fauna.”
The close, intimate flow of the album’s 14 songs suggests less of a direct evocation of that crush of time as it does a dreamy reflection on time and timelessness. From the start, Welton’s heavily treated vocal sighs and Ferrell’s acoustic/electric arrangements of classic gauzy shimmer never fully reinvent the form but elegantly explore it, a near hour’s worth of enjoyably melancholic contemplations for late summer afternoons. –AllMusic
Falling You recently released their new album Adore!
Adore explores a more optimistic, rock-oriented motif. Though the ethereal / ambient base is still there, the music ranges from ambient, to jangly shoegaze, to melodic space-rock, to dream-pop and finally back to ambient. The concept is a simple one – life is a varied and wonderful thing, and though it’s trials can weigh heavily on us, it’s tribulations can lift our hearts. Adore is about exploring the more optimistic side of emotional music and this gift called life. –Magnatune
Vocalists include Anji Bee (Lovespirals), Suzanne Perry (MelodyGuild, Love Spirals Downwards), Aimee Page (Vishnu’s Secret), Victoria Lloyd (Claire Voyant), Erica Mulkey (Unwoman, Stripmall Architecture), Dru Allen (This Ascension, Mirabilis), Summer Bowman (The Machine In The Garden, Mirabilis) and Kirsty Hawkshaw (Delerium, Mr. Sam). Sample the entire album here: