A name inspired by the Greek philosopher Gorgias, The Leontini Vernacular is the solo endeavour by philosophy lover and guitarist of Bristol, UK based Shoegaze outfit Nossiennes, Gregory Jameswood, both somehow associated with Brighton-based label, runs by Nico Beatastic, Shore Dive Records.
The band’s immersive, atmospheric lo-fi sound, laced with a metaphysical breathe, treads between noisy Shoegaze distortions, Kraut motorik syncopation, spacey Psychedelic escapisms, and dreamy bittersweet melodicism, enhanced with imaginative thought provoking lyrics.
The brand new single “Sunrisen”, the follow-up of last year’s second “AMLA” EP, deals with an introspective soul, who, with no real hope but for faith, observes slavery and dreams for freedom whilst waiting for the ashes left behind by nihilists to be rebuilt like a ‘Sunrise(n).’
The track unfolds an heady interplay between harmony and dissonance, with a propulsive rhythm section that chisels a sinuous Madchester-styled downtempo groove, steadily pulsing, through shuffling drum patterns and a round rubbery entrancing bassline, beneath seething trails of guitar distortions spinning towards, equally disturbing yet craved, boundless gravity free dimensions, insistently punctuated by twinkly poignant melodies, swaying around angsty, meditative vocals, that suffer and long, amid distant fearful screams, to suddenly fall into an unfathomable dark chasm, and then immediately soar like one sweeping searing urgent wave, floating desperately only to fade out with grating intensity, while shrouded in a lysergic trance.
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