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Alternative Melodies Vol. 6

Released: July 2017 Cover art: Áďa Vychopňová

Featuring: Subsonic Eye / You Could Be A Cop / Wolken / Pom Pom Squad / Camp Girls / Termination Dust / Kilo Tango / Beachglass / Lillet Blanc / DSPS / Terry vs. Tori / Mint / Brunch Club

Carefully curated, as always. Stream, download, enjoy, share, and support those involved. This is very much a free compilation, however; if anyone does wish to purchase it for their Bandcamp collection (or for any other reason), the proceeds will be passed on to Equality Now: an international nonprofit organisation that works towards creating a just world for women and girls through legal and systematic change.

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Words & Links

Each track included on this compilation has been selected as a representation of the record it was originally recorded for; a record that, in all cases, A Lonely Ghost Burning believes deserving of more attention. Below are some short write-ups of these records, not intended as review material, but simply as an attempt to communicate one person's experiences with them. Words: Jamie Downes

Subsonic Eye

Strawberry Feels Middle Class Cigars (April 2017)
'Heartfelt and beautiful... …, Strawberry Feels is a record for falling out of love and dwelling on the consequences to; a sonically expansive and vocally resplendent journey of promise, disappointment and uncertainty.' Stream / Download / Cassette / CD

You Could Be A Cop

You Could Be A Cop Beth Shalom Records / Adagio830 (July 2017)
'Earnest and reflective... …, You Could Be A Cop's eponymous debut is a grand, nostalgic advocation for taking time to disconnect and live in one's own world for a while; an example and reflection of the personally significant little details that can make memories fond and full.' Stream / Download (NYP) / Vinyl / Vinyl (2)

Wolken

Caos Calmo Aquagreen Records (June 2016)
'Possessing an intoxicating, climatical ambience... ..., Caos Calmo is partly the tetchiness induced by blazing summer rays, partly the immediate tension-relief accorded by the run for cover during a sudden, air-cooling downpour; through both, it remains a thoroughly assuasive listen. ' Stream / Download

Pom Pom Squad

Hate It Here Self Released (April 2017)
'Lyrically smart and emotionally authentic... …, the debut EP from Pom Pom Squad serves up an unapologetically plaintive monsoon of personal cataclysm; an impassioned expulsion of raw, brooding melancholy.' Stream / Download

Camp Girls

It's Whatever Self Released (May 2017)
'In addition to a fine ear for a sweet melody… …, the debut from Camp Girls brings with it both a willing vulnerability and an appealing forthrightness; the former making the Toronto trio immediately relatable, the latter demonstrating an admirable, unflinching confidence.' Stream / Download / Cassette

Termination Dust

Familiar Eyes Self Released (May 2016)
'Textually absorbing and sincerely delivered... … the intelligently layered debut album from Termination Dust is thoughtful in design and genuine in content; the sound of susceptible apathy giving way to emotional acknowledgement.' Stream / Download

Kilo Tango

Boy Problems Self Released (April 2017)
'Raw, engaging and effortlessly cool... …, Kilo Tango's uninhibited Boy Problems brings the kind of stylish, full-sounding ambience that, through word of mouth alone, will turn a modestly performing club into the most euphoric, sought after ticket in town.' Stream / Download

Beachglass

Clouding Self Released (May 2017)
'Calming, mature, and possessing a hint of nature's magic... …, Clouding is an aptly-titled debut that temporarily erases life's weight and encourages the imagination skywards; a record with a hypnotic presence and an intrepid spirit.' Stream / Download (NYP)

Lillet Blanc

Lillet Blanc Self Released (November 2016)
'Shimmering with enamouring elegance… …, Lillet Blanc's gorgeous debut is a welcome soundtrack to a summer of muggy, sleepless nights; a dreamy haze with a tastefully applied vintage filter.' Stream / Download (NYP)

DSPS

我會不會又睡到下午了 (Sleep till Afternoon) Reverb Addiction Records (October 2016)
'Charming and sentimental… …, the debut EP from Taiwanese quartet DSPS is a temperate record that sails calmly through life's noise, glistening modestly but beautifully as it goes.' Stream / Download

Terry vs. Tori

Leap Day Self Released / Spirit Goth Records (May 2017)
'Bright, infectious and also a little mournful... …, the excellent sophomore effort from Terry vs. Tori is an aestival entity that enamours greatly with its union of jangly instrumentation, gentle conveyance and an anxious, somewhat troubled disposition.' Stream / Download / Cassette

Mint

Haunt Your Days Self Released / Pacific Nature Records (March 2017)
'Exceptionally melodic and slickly constructed... …, the latest pair of tracks from Mint have a gratifying flow and flourish about them; a relaxed, modest and well-placed confidence with instant appeal.' Stream / Download (NYP) / Cassette

Brunch Club

Brunch Club EP Hidden Bay Records (March 2017) 'Effervescent and benevolent... …, the first official release from Brunch Club is not just a relentlessly melodic release of energy, but also a conduit of low-key positive vibes; a compassionate voice trying to instigate a bout of rejuvenation.' Stream / Download