Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Music 2015 - Part 68 - Rainbow Girls - Perceptronium

One of the greatest pleasures of having an excuse to listen to lots of new music is the surprise of discovering things totally by chance. This is why I am a habitué at the opening sets and indeed the smaller stages at festivals. That it is now the end of the outdoor festival season in the UK doesn't matter as much as perhaps it might seem it should.
Frome has plenty of new music of all kinds on offer and then there is all the rest. This is a very good example of how that, and a little serendipity, can work out when applied to the wonder that is internet radio. Yesterday I was listening to this - Hailsham FM - a transient UK broadcaster and specifically a two-hour slot hosted by Chris Giles.
The good news is that it was a Folk Is Not A Rude Word production and as such this can be listened-to from wherever you are on Mixcloud here.
Loads of good stuff on it and an eclectic mix too, so many boxes ticked, but the interview guests were an act of which I was previously unaware. Rainbow Girls.

Album 'Perceptronium' is released in the UK at midnight tonight. (Blue House Music)

How to summarise it? Well, I have already listened to it more times than might be expected and you might have spotted that I like quite a varied palette of music, from acoustic to rock via folk, roots, indie and blues amongst other things.
Sometimes mixing all this up might be a bad idea but not always. It is most certainly not some kind of musical smoothie at all. It is like the best hearty soup - dark and thickly silky between the delightful lumps of individuality. I could make some tentative comparisons but I think that I won't because I don't think that it would help you much. The track listing, indeed, might in itself be more informative so here it is:

Rainbow Girls - Perceptronium
  • The Naked Song 
  • She-bop Nation
  • Step Down from the Mountain
  • Stars
  • No Girls Allowed
  • Syd Barrett
  • Lumière
  • Yuba
  • George Lassos the Moon
  • Dinner Was Yellow But the Shit Was Gold
  • Windy Bitches
Four female artists from California - Caitlin Gowdey, Erin Chapin, Vanessa May and Savannah Hughes - with a wealth of instruments and styles in train.
Rainbow Girls - Can We Keep This Love Alive?
This is not on the above mentioned album nor indeed is it on the début LP Sound Of Light (2013) but you might want to give that a listen too.

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