Eurojams!! Edition: Vestjysk Ørken, Hollow Ship, Sven Wunder, Elds Mark & Giöbia
Vestjysk Ørken: Full Dark No Stars
Who’s ready for another batch of good old fashioned RecommNeds-approved Eurojams?? I know I am! And we’ve got a batch of real good ones for ya. I hope you have your Jams-to-English dictionary ready, because away we go. First up, where else? Denmark. Vestjysk Ørken are a trio from Esbjerg and their just-out newest is called Full Dark No Stars, wherein they take the spacejam concept to new heights, incorporating snippets of old retrofuture science-fiction audio clips and base their fuzz-for-days, heavy-duty rocking around those. If you’re looking for an escape, these guys will take you there, no doubt. Do it!
Hollow Ship: Future Remains
The next stop on this whirlwind is Gothenburg in Sweden where we come upon the electrifying debut from Hollow Ship. Seriously Future Remains is a must-hear, Pink Floyd meets the Family Stone, a hazy blur of syncopated funk and brain-tickling psychedelia. This one was rec’d through the inbox, which is always appreciated. Happy to pass this one on to you so you can pass it on to your pals as your own discovery. Be the first one on your block to have Hollow Ship put a smile on your face a boogie in your step, this is one of the better releases of the year so far. Dig it.
Sven Wunder: Eastern Flowers
Speaking of best-of-the-year, here’s another debut you should get familiar with right quick. Coming from Turkey, it’s Eastern Flowers from Sven Wunder. And a wonder it is. Exotic otherworldiness meets raw western psychgroove. When I first heard this I had the same what the fuck feeling I had the first time I heard Khruangbin and Goat, two artists who were RecommNed’d here. If you have not yet listened to Eastern Flowers, don’t wait another second. This is the good shit.
Elds Mark: Elds Mark
This one makes three astonishing debuts in a row. For the self-titled debut from Elds Mark, we head back up to Scandinavia, to Norway. The chilly northern setting is the perfect spot for this duo’s music, a rather enchanting, instrumental folk. At times, it feels like they’re taking passages from old school prog-rock and filling them out, making full pieces out of them, occasionally orchestral with a heavy dose of magic, each song telling a story. This was another inbox rec that was much-appreciated, never hesitate to reach out and let me know what I should be checking out, I promise you I will. For now, please check this one out.
Giöbia: Plasmatic Idol
We started on the heavy side, let’s finish on the heavy side. For the final must-hear from the other side of the pond, we head to Milan, Italy. Plasmatic Idol is the rage-your-brain burner from Italian psych-rockers Giöbia. These guys hit all the guitar-bass-drums whoa man kaleidoscopic sweet spots. Elements of metal and weirdo prog mix in with all the other classic influences of the 1960s and 1970s you know and love. I think Italy is a nice place to kick back and listen to these five monster Eurojams, so it’s ciao for now. Enjoy!