Lowly are back! The wonderful Danish quintet have announced a new album Keep Up The Good Work will be landing 17 February, with the title track out today. Their last album Hifalutin was massively under appreciated so hopefully this new one will see them finally getting their dues.
ROF is taken from Hyaline, the debut album from Ohio-born, Oakland, CA based artist and songwriter, Maria BC. Described in the accompanying promo copy as “ghost stories, but not as we know them”, the world building throughout the album is really extraordinary, and the uncanny atmosphere is rarely more dense and intimate than on ROF, where a hushed, Grouper-esque guitar and a glacial vocal takes centre stage as eerie field recordings twist and scuttle in the distance.
Rhye’s debut album Woman seemed to come out of nowhere in 2013, with a sound so distinctive and fully-formed it was hard to believe the group – led by Mike Milosh – hadn’t been around for years, if not decades. That album was produced by Robin Hannibal, who was notably absent from the next two albums, both of which were fine, but lacked the delicacy and intimacy he brought to the table. Released today, Rhye’s new album Home feels like the spiritual successor to Woman, returning to themes and textures Milosh hasn’t quite managed to nail until now. Nowhere is this more in evidence than the incredible Come In Closer, which is vintage Rhye: yearning, heartbreaking, fragile, hopeful and addictive AF.