I got to know Timbre timbre when they were mentioned on the sadly defunct blog http://www.nummervandedag.nl with a song from their previous album Hot dreams. That record made it into my year list of the year 2014. Now they released the follow up record called: Sincerely, future pollution.
As you can hear in the clip for Velvet Gloves & Spit at the top of this article the base for their music is still a dark sounding mixture between Nick Cave and Tindersticks (Especially the tone of the voice and the way of singing brings Tindersticks to mind). But there is so much more going on here.
On the song Grifting for example there are some David Bowie influences that crept in. The song Skin tone is an instrumental song that would have fit nicely on a 70’s horror movie soundtrack. The next song on the album, Moment, starts of as an 80’s pop song like you would here it during a Miami vice episode and evolves into some post punk resembling Bauhaus and Magazine. I could continue with this song by song overview but it suffices to state that each song has an identity of their own while the whole record still has a coherent feel to it.
So to sum this up this is a cocktail of dark folk and country, 70’s prog rock and psychedelia, 80’s post punk, and Ennio Morricone soundtracks. This whole record sounds like the soundtrack to one of Quentin Tarantino’s or David Lynch’s movies. If any of these genres or mentioned artist are your thing, you own it to yourself to check this record out.