Tag: rachel thomas

The Order Of The 12 – Lore Of The Land

     Don’t think that psych-folk sounds like a style you would like? Think again! Enter the debut LP from The Order Of The 12 (February 10, 2023) from Lewes, Sussex. Bundled up as yet another project from prolific electronic artist Richard Norris, the LP includes the ethereal, haunting vocals of Rachel Thomas, and is co-written by Norris, Thomas, and Stuart Carter. Instrumentation is mostly light and provided by Norris (keyboards, drums) and Carter (guitars), while the all-important production falls to the experienced Norris again.  When…

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Sandtimer – Yongo – 四五

     Dedicated Vodka readers will remember Sandtimer from Vodka’s review of Dormant back in September 2019. As dark as those times were, 2020 has proven to be darker still, with Covid-19, political unrest, and dire headlines. Sandtimer’s music has the ability to highlight the world’s problems without making your blood pressure rise further. Enter Yongo (seen/heard here) the first single from the band’s soon-to-be-released long-player, Running In Sunlight, due out in just a couple of days (November 27, 2020).             Running In Sunlight was created with minimalist production, depending on sparse instrumentation…

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Sandtimer – Dormant

     There is something jarringly optimistic about the salvation in the message that Sandtimer’s Dormant (seen/heard here) brings to what seems at the onset as a very down take on personal depression. It’s a song about going through the motions, about not making waves and the feelings of loneliness that just existing can bring.  But it is hope, not depression, that wins in the end. This song, only three stanzas in length, is lightly layered in a manner that is hauntingly revelatory. The message is right there on top, but the…

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