MOLASSES "Mourning Haze / Drops Of Sunlight" [12" MLP]
2019 - Folk from Netherlands
Born as a commissioned project from the Roadburn Music festival, Molasses brings back Farida Lemouchi and her old The Devils Blood bandmates to craft a very unique body of music that serves as a way to move on from the death of Selim Lemouchi and TDB days. Opening with the amp fuzziness of 'Mourning Haze', we are quickly transported to the days of psychedelic rock and its trippiness. Featuring a very accommodating pace and beautifully adorned with playful guitar leads and groovy synths, this opening track is pure magic and a very powerful way to open this release. The second and longer piece, 'Drops Of Sunlight', is a bit more experimental and introspective. With mysterious percussions and moody tempo changes, this piece feels bit like TDB in their 'The Thousandfold Epicentre' days, but with an extra layer of atmospheric elements. Farida's vocals are as enchanting as always, and perfectly provide that rigid darkness that music like this deserves.