Neu The Neu Bulletin (14th January 2013)
Your new music medicine, curated by Neu. Featuring Moth Rah and Phaseone.
Photo: Rhodora Taft
Every day of the week, Neu gives you a choice show and a selection of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something new and exciting.
If there's a gig that's worth heading to, we'll tell you all about it, and if there's a song you need in your life, we'll make sure you don't turn a blind eye. It’s the Neu Bulletin.
Moth Rah - Bambino
With a name like Cassandra Solon Parry, it'd be foolish to expect a musical style that wasn't transcendent, experimental and ever so slightly beyond convention. Bat For Lashes fanatics will flock towards this like moths to a flame. Moth Rah's up there with fellow newcomer Pretty Heart in building a foundation of gradual, enveloping piano strikes amongst an overall mood of melodrama and fantasy. Mystical, creeping and above all, filled with potential.
Taken from the 'Phoenix' EP, out 4th February.
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Phaseone - It's Not Forever
What a shame it is that 'It's Not Forever''s title speaks the truth. By the time Phaseone's latest cut departs after its glorious 4 minutes 13 seconds, the permanence of the whole piece collapses and you're left with this distinct, yearning emptiness. 'It's Not Forever' is so grand and all-encompassing you'd happily entangle yourself within its perpetual state, if it did indeed promise to remain a constant for eternity.
Phaseone's releasing this one on permanent home Lefse and he's a full-length to his name, yes. But we're guessing 2013 will be the year he takes things a step further, hence why he's in this bulletin right here.