• Some recent good discoveries

    26 May 2006, 03:42 by Iridescence

    Most of the (to me) stuff new stuff I've been loving lately kind of fits into a category call it female fronted ethereal trip-hop I guess. Halou was the band that really got me started on this and as usually happens when I get entranced with a band I've been looking and finding very good similar stuff.

    Invisible Ballet - "Escaping Light"

    This is a side project by Rebecca and Ryan Coseboom of Halou so it's an obvious place to start this entry and also very good. The album reminds me most of Mono Chrome a side-project of another one of my favorite vocalists Victoria Lloyd (of Claire Voyant). Entrancing ethereal vocals over dancy darkewave-type beats. In fact those who have heard Mono Chrome's album will have a pretty good idea what to expect from this. Although a couple of tracks on the Invisible Ballet album are more downtempo and Halou-like. With a normal vocalist this would be just another darkwave band with not particularly interesting or original electronics but of…