[album] Blood Wizard – Imaginary House

The new EP from Blood Wizard is truly fantastic. Cai Burns, an artist behind the moniker, enlarges the scope of his sound, boosting it with avant-garde elements and keeping the essence of his ability to build stories within every song.

The mini-album is equally innovative and accessible, it floats neatly and never gets boring. The artist managed to do the truly impossible thing — components of psychedelic pop, post-punk, folk and indie rock are very organically combined here. And at the same time, all the songs are seasoned and decorated with a layer of art pop elements, one-of-a-kind storytelling and successful experiments.

Add to this all also an original stage image, creative visual elements (check out the music videos for “The Slip” and “Imaginary House”) and we get one of the coolest musical projects of our time.

Check it out below and buy the EP here.

[song] Blood Wizard – Too Late For The Disco

Photo by Adrian Vitelleschi Cook

On September 16 Blood Wizard will release his new EP Imaginary House via Moshi Moshi Records. It follows his outstanding debut LP Western Spaghetti from last year and will include six more inventive and unique pieces from Cai Burns, an artist behind the moniker.

We have already heard “Imaginary House”, “The Slip” and now it is time for one final preview of an upcoming release — the folky and storytelling-driven “Too Late For The Disco”. This track once again shows the talent of an artist who is able to successfully complement the elements of classic folk with his innovative, creative and most modern approach to songwriting.

Listen below and pre-order the EP here.

[video] Teleman – Simple Like Us

Now performing as a trio (ex-member Jonny Sanders has departed earlier this year to focus on his film and design work, he also creates and directs the group’s music video, including this one), Teleman will release a new EP Sweet Morning on November 5 via Moshi Moshi (pre-order it here).

We have already heard a steady run of new songs — “Right As Rain”, “Sweet Morning”, and now the band shares a third single, “Simple Like Us”, the first track recorded for the release. Speaking of it, Thomas Sanders (the singer and guitarist) says:

«Recently news stories about conflicts in other countries remind me of how lucky we are in the UK to have relative peace and freedom, but also is a hymn to staying at home and ignoring the ever turbulent and often confusing stream of information from news and social media».

It comes together with a nice music video. Watch it below.

[song] Teleman – Sweet Morning

Now performing as a trio (ex-member Jonny Sanders has departed earlier this year to focus on his film and design work), Teleman return with another earworm, a title track from their upcoming EP on Moshi Moshi Records — Sweet Morning. It follows the previously released “Right As Rain”.

Produced by Al Doyle and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip, the initial idea of the track came to Thomas Sanders in a half-awake state while he was relaxing on a beach in Italy. It is a playful, infectious electronic pop song that features really sweet lyriсs and another brilliant vocal performance from him.

Listen below and pre-order the EP here.

[video] Teleman – Right As Rain

Teleman share playful new track “Right As Rain”, which serves as the first taste of their upcoming EP Sweet Morning. It will be out November 5 via Moshi Moshi Records.

It is also a first offering from the band as a trio, with Jonny Sanders departing to focus on his film and design work. He still collaborates with the group and actually has directed a music video for the song.

Watch it below and pre-order the release here.