Beautifully etched shoegazing project...
Malka Spigel

An Israeli musician, Malka Spigel could well be familiar.

Perhaps it's her role in cult post-punk band Minimal Compact, or maybe her involvement with Githead - a band bolstered by husband Colin Newman (also of Wire).

Whatever your preconceptions (or, indeed, lack of them) Spigel's new shoegaze inspired project should delight. It's a whimsical, pastoral noise, at times even droning in the most beautiful possible manner.

The nagging basslines borrow from dub reggae's locker, with the songwriter seeming to utilise any means of crafting space.

Each track feels massive, with the production echoing off into the far corners of the stereo. Opening cut 'Strumgliding' has a liquid feel, while 'Hacol Zaram Beyachad' seems to sit neatly with the more complex elements of The Paisley Underground.

'Tall Grey Buildings' is a feedback daydream, while closing track 'Dreamwalking' is a somnambulist epic.

Out now via Swim, you can listen to 'Gliding' below.

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