Link to the article in full here
Here’s a taste
We’ll just say this upfront. There are few so-called singer-songwriter albums that approach the level of sublime as 2012’s The Fates by Matthew Edwards & the Unfortunates. In addition, if one were to go with the label favored by Discogs, there are few (and in fact even fewer) so-called folk rock albums as sublime as The Fates. Gilded with a literary finesse, embossed by inspired musicianship that’s in a stroke both sympathetic and ecstatic, and buoyed by a wry resilience that conveys like a sort of bourbon-smooth nihilism, the record sneaked into existence as a limited, vinyl-only release on Last Tape Recordings, a label that of this writing has but that one album in its catalog. Coyly fitting as that, um, fate may be – a work veiled in a luxurious dismay and softly spiked with exquisite weltschmerz worthy of Hesse being itself left longing for a wider audience – the record is, in a sense, being rescued by Metal Postcard Records…..
Belgian electronic musician Jean-François Brohée and vocalist Julie Cambier decided to work together and created the project tangtype in 2004. They tell us “We imagined our collaboration as a tangram, a constant re-combination of elements, making sound / voice experiments evolving” Tangtype are two people from the very worldly Brussels, who happen to make some of the most other worldy music you’re likely to hear. Should you happen to be a fan of such juxtapositions, the fun doesn’t end there. The band are made up of singer Julie Cambier, and musician Jean-Francois Brohee. The former is a vocalist operating in a form very much recognisable as that of her chosen profession; her melodies are warm and welcoming, her lyrics personal, she assuming the role of tangibility, the face and soul of the band. The latter meanwhile, takes quite a different tack. You could call him a musician, but this is perhaps too crass a label. “Spaceman” might be more apt. ANDREW VALENTINE BLOG
Can’t get enough of these guys…
We’re really fucking excited by this………
Here’s the Bandcamp Page - Have A Listen
Uncut’s short but nice review
And the gig poster…..
You can find it HERE
A shipment of CD’s has gone to the UK so it should be in stores there soon
To us this Tasmanian singer an guitarist sounds like the perfect melding of PJ Harvey and Wollongong’s finest……. Magic Dirt
Soon available with all those other dudes – but we have it up HERE first
Anticipated pairing of the part thunderous – part silken throated angel-banshee from the mountains of Dali and the stargazing occupant of the outer rim guitarsound universe ‘Heavy With Illusion’ is the long distance collaboration between Lenz (Shanghai) and RST (Auckland).
They are playing the Haunt on November 7th
Here’s the FB Page
And here’s a pic of the new look band