The Jesus and Aeroplane! Seattle’s Drone Rock Masters, The Black Planes, Release Stunning Debut

Pining back to an age of a golden generation of what festivals were ‘meant to be about’, the heart of musical experience will forever remain in what can be achieved through performing live. With careful regard to not cast aside the casual listener, Seattle’s take on hypnotic psychedelia The Black Planes have crafted a new angle on seducing the masses with cutting edge mesmerism through debut album ‘This is the Black Planes’.

The Black Planes

After initial viewing of their new video for ‘Stone in Love’, their style is self-evidently nothing short of a transfixing Austin Powers scene transition. The album was recorded and mixed over a 10 month period, with the mixing and mastering completed by local legend Chris Hanzsek (producer of Soundgarden; Melvins and many others), co-founder of Reciprocal Recordings (home of most early Sub Pop acts, including Nirvana) alongside Jack Endino. The overall concept that inspired the conception of The Black Planes was derived from an aim for a darker, heavier sound than predeceasing concept Friction Pitch, as a more encompassing affair that’s meant to be appreciated as a whole.

The experience is one of echoing back to an era of 70s psychedelia, indulging the audience in a kind of mesmeric gawp at proceedings while simultaneously letting them blow you away. Guitarist Dan Gallagher harks back to his own experiences of seeing Moon Duo perform at The Sunset Tavern in Seattle and heavily hopes to replicate a similar kind of performance in doing so. Listening to the tracks it’s already easy to see the dim lit decadence of the venue being illuminated by twin graphic visualisers projecting the sound waves for multi-sensual appreciation.

Much of the journey is perpetuated by the bass guitar, which slides elegantly through repeated groove patterns. At times, the experience is sustained by the absence of essence, enhancing a sense of calmness, bordering on asphyxiation. This doesn’t last for long, however, as the self produced synth-sounds and delicate guitar permeate a life-giving breath and ambience which serves as a light giving halo circling the all-round easy going vocals.

Since here we’re embracing the Seattle sound, slip your slippers on and settle down to a Starbucks-laden White Russian.

White Russian

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0FZkiUZJswsfgUt3MBV1nS?si=6hjk8T0lRPO3TWyPALxXww

Youtube:  https://youtu.be/QRYT0ynm8HA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblackplanes/

Website: http://www.theblackplanes.com

Loopexx- World Peace & A New Release

Duo Loopexx are all about promoting peace and art, a 21st century to John Lennon perhaps? Well they’re very different in sound that’s for sure! The Austrian based duo unique project melting their separate musical pasts consisting of beatboxing and rock music into a beautiful message of respect, love and tolerance, trying to drive social change.

‘Here We Are, There We Go’ is their first single, based around the current refugee crisis. While charity is certainly always needed Loopexx couldn’t have appeared on the scene at a more relevant time. With political dissatisfaction all around us this band is setting an example of hope and reminds us that good music can do so much more than just please our ears.

http://perform-ers.com/channel/loopexx

https://www.facebook.com/Loopexx-871420476241194/?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/loopexx1

https://www.instagram.com/loopexx/

Young Malak ft Cptn Morgan

Excuse my play on titles, The Keyz Star Young Malak is best served with Captain Morgan on the rocks.

Sporting some hypnotically left-field beats and a vivid introspective rapping style reminiscent of artists like Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Flatbush Zombies and Joey Badass, Virginia Beach artist Young Malak is set to be the alternative hip hop scene’s next big star.

Released today Young Malak’s mixtape ‘The Messenger’ is an outpouring of raw emotion to a smooth beat, my personal favourite. ‘The Vortex’ has one of the most grimy sawtooth-synth beats I’ve ever had the pleasure of encountering. The visuals fit the song perfectly, you’ve got to check this out for yourself.

Darius, (Young Malak) credits The Keyz for taking him out of a dark place, and helping him to overcome his extreme writers block.  As well a music, Young Malak’s passion’s include spinning poi fire, meditating and reading spiritual books.

https://soundcloud.com/the-keyz-3

https://www.facebook.com/The-Keyz-1631478267103846/

https://twitter.com/the_keyzz

New York Legends- Best Served with Scotch

Two music legends, Lenny Fontana and D-Train, have joined forces to create a classic New York dance-floor hit with crisp beats and infectious melodies wrapped around a vocal that could only ever be recognised as the power-tones of James himself.

‘When You Feel What Love Has’ has already achieved over 111k plays on Soundcloud and is set to be a dancefloor hit this summer. Five mixes and a music video are in production.

The single is out now having dropped April 3rd.

Best servied with: 

“THE HIP HOP”

2 oz. Macallan Scotch

Serve neat. Garnish with wedge of pineapple.

www.lennyfontana.com

https://www.facebook.com/lennyfontana/

https://soundcloud.com/karmicpowerrecords