Artist: Nova Drones
Label: Self-released, 2014
Michael Grellman started this project in 2010 and on February just released a new album called 'A Kiss of Bliss'. This album consists of four garage-rock/dream-pop/shoegaze songs. The whole songs recorded by Michael himself with a minimalist arrangement yet enough bunch of noise, as you can listen in the first track, 'My Doctor'. Related to the title, this song feels sick, literary.
However, my favorite is the second one, 'Morning Sunlight', a dreamy song with raw guitar sound. The female vocal in this song is very properly fit. She sings very well to make this song deeper and more enjoyable. From the bandcamp page, I know her name is Molly Ponkevitch, still no idea, but will gladly listen if she has another music project for sure.
'False Eyes' is a shoegaze song, I can say, with loud music and melodies and low vocal. However, I like this song, the chorus is very sing-alongable, and in the same time floating. 'Forever Blind' close the whole feelings landing in a space, dreamy one. From the whole songs, you will find the guitar played without any complicated melodies or techniques, which is good for me because I am really into this kind of guitar playing. This is not in a bad way actually. I also interested that he still released this album on limited CD. It should be respected and appreciated by a CD lover like me! Meet him on Facebook.