Bristol’s The Desert mix low key elements of alternative music, with elements of mellow acoustic pop, dream pop and even a few trip hop beats on their debut EP. Their music looks to the past, obviously, but somehow doesn’t sound like a complete nostalgia trip. In just four songs, they weave musical magic that sound absolutely superb approached on cold and dark winter nights.
While most people will associate trip-hop with its formative years in the 1990s and the breakthrough artists Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky, the electronic subgenre never really went away. Italian band Ophiuco break an eight year silence and have a new release out this week via Seahorse Recordings entitled ‘Hybrid’. Canadian blog Northern Transmissions says this release “pays homage to classic trip-hop sounds” and you can find out for yourselves by visiting the link below.