New Music: Akioka "Right Here"

There’s something truly special happening in Perth lately. Like a verticordia around this time of year, and with the presence of Mei SaraswatiBahasa MalayErasersLeafy Suburbs plus many more that I missed, the experimental-yet-honest/electronic-yet-human scene is blossoming. With the release of her latest cassette Right Here, Akioka is now a big part of that list. Out now through my fav Perth label, Pouring Dream, the title track is a gorgeous dub-tinged drone with enough space to ensure every layer of Tess’ wonderful vocal phrasing stays with you for the rest of the week. This is one that truly rewards you for sticking around to the 11 minute mark.

The tapes are long sold out, but grab a digital copy of the release from PD’s bandcamp.

New MusicLee Hannah