Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Alex Spencer, made his debut earlier this year with his neo-classically polyphonic instrumental track, A Brief Intro; with his latest release, Tachycardia, he’s moved into trepidation-laden Bernard Herrman territory.
With the unnerving strings and bleakly carnivalesque arpeggios, Tachycardia is almost enough to do what it says on the tin and elevate your heart rate through the arrestingly sinister progressions. After hearing it, the fact that Alex Spencer bounces from one style to the next is almost disappointing. Yet, based on Tachycardia, we’re pretty certain that anything he brings to the airwaves will be nothing less than phenomenal. He’s set the bar exceedingly high for himself. We can’t wait to hear what follows.
Tachycardia is now available to stream on Spotify.
The ominous electric guitar, the background strewn with mystery as you await more. Your heart skips a few beats as you see the masks of the band as they hide their faces from the wasteland of the world, with misery and disillusionment scattered all over the lands. Toronto based Electronic-Rock band Waxlimbs, tease us and draw us further into the abyss on the excellent ‘Dead In The Water‘.
Her voice is so gritty and real, she holds each tone expertly, and the band thunder in with powerful bass riffs that cut like a sharp knife. This is the vivid story of falling down so deep that you don’t know where you are. You need your real friends to pull you out of this and you hope that they will be there when you need them the most. This is the sign of a true friend- there when you are down and possibly out. They need to grab you by the hand tight and lift you to see the bright light again.
‘Dead In The Water‘ from Waxlimbs is a dazzling video, full of darkness, mystery and intrigue. This story feels like 2020 almost, with humans feeling like they are drowning right now, and need help to get up and be strong again. You will be inspired to re-think what type of people those closest to you really are deep inside, and if they would drag you up if you really needed it.
The video is incredible on YouTube but do be aware of the flashing lights. Find out more on their Bandcamp and support their journey.