• Stream: Documenta – Chiaroscuro

    Having delivered a suitably (inter)stellar performance supporting Girls Names at their album launch in Belfast last week, drone pop septet Documenta are streaming a new track from their forthcoming second album, Drone Pop #1. A drifting, subtle dance of burrowing psych-pop, ‘Chiaroscuro’ is the Joe Greene-fronted outfit’s implicit manifesto distilled to five minutes of Kosmiche-soaked, two chord concrète groove. Drone Pop #1 – recorded by Ben McAuley at Belfast’s Start Together Studios – will be released via Touch Sensitive records on Friday, November 13. Pre-order it here.

  • I Break Horses – Chiaroscuro

    Chiaroscuro, an Italian juxtaposition of the words light and dark, has historically been a dramatic and influential style of presentation, particularly in the classical art world; it is also the theme upon which I Break Horses’ second album is based. Having seen success with their first release Hearts which netted them touring slots with Sigur Rós and M83, the excitement had been building in the minds of many prior to this release – they were a new band that many critics couldn’t help but fall for. The new record is a series of anxious, techno-infused pieces, with a strong bent…