Month: October 2019

CARES – “LUCID”

“Lucid” is about “brain chemistry, waking dreams and societal collapse”. If you follow each hyperlink in the press release you will find diagrams, wave forms and a phd thesis on theories of wholesale societal collapse. The Canadian experimental artist certainly uses these images to great effect in a sort of Hypernormalization meets Powaqqatsi collection of …

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STORYINSOIL – “SPEAK”

Cresting over a brownfield under a chemical sunrise, air pushed by dawn’s first breath settles – ankle-high – around broken glass discarded tires. Kneeling you can peer through it and glimpse the river glistening like rhinestones on blue velvet. Storyinsoil’s highly emotional chord progressions, chiming tones from a self-aware guitar pedal oscillating politely and broken …

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GIBARIAN – “MEMORY BATH”

Wielding a synthwave arpeggio with surgical precision, the San Diego based electronic artist pulls from linear techno, post-rock build-and-release and synthwave’s relentless forward momentum straight into the heart of darkness. It’s an affecting and inherently emotional track, one marked by an internal lift all its own. When the levy breaks in its inevitable crescendo, “Memory …

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ENEQUIST – “OPIUM”

“Opium” is a haunting visual accompaniment to the Netherlands-based Julian Enequist’s highly propulsive and deeply narcotic “Opium”. Shot in an abandoned hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, “Opium” is a convincing portrait of a post-apocalyptic environment where the decor and fashion feels frozen in amber. “Opium” builds into a quavering fever pitch of polyrhythmic patterns, wordless vocals …

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