Hide - Interior Terror

HIDE are an electronic duo based in Chicago. The pair create dark and heavy sample-based compositions using a combination of self-sourced field recordings and various pop culture and media references. Their music is textured, minimal, and powerful, giving raw vulnerability an opportunity to unfurl. Their work is honest, confrontational, powerful and thought-provoking.

HIDE’s third album, Interior Terror further abandons traditional concepts of song structure in favor of splintered rhythms and fevered, immediate release. Expanding on previous themes of autonomy and empowerment, Interior Terror addresses and questions the corporeal and immaterial body in a physical and metaphysical sense. Turning to the dread inside, reflecting on the world around us, HIDE gives voice to the power of destruction as a catalyst for hope, and to the collective experiences of those who’ve come before us as a wellspring of our own power. Raw vocal delivery of mantra-like prose issued forth yields a raging, plaintive wail that lulls, mocks, questions, proclaims and decries. A dearth of collected field recordings give way to more fluid arrangements while retaining a scathing urgency. The result is minimal, spacious, and jarring; a distant knocking grown into the pulse of a hypnotic dirge, drones emerge from shards of decomposed sound, bending, seething their way through your body.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on June 16th, 2021 under Releases, ,

Bedroom Talks - Quiet Shelter

Bedroom Talks is a pretty young, Minimal Synth project from Lviv / Ukraine. This is their official debut album and merges an early, self-produced EP with all new, previously unreleased tracks in a nervous, minimelancholic release. [equilibriummusic.com]

CD / Digital Album

Posted on June 14th, 2021 under Releases, ,

Edges - Fragmentia

Edges is the is the solo project of Nick Ruvalcaba, an American musician based in Madrid.

CD / Digital Album

Posted on June 12th, 2021 under Releases, ,

Cold New Haunts - Still Dark Sky

Darkwave solo gloom from Bristol, UK. Sometimes singing, sometimes shouting, always synths.

Still Dark Sky’s title track was written just before the UK went into lockdown for the first time – news of the approaching pandemic felt surreal and disturbing, but at the time everyday life remained unchanged. Each song that followed relates to a feeling or issue that has always existed, but which was inevitably amplified by the strange times in which it was born.

I wanted the songs to be cathartic – Still Dark Sky is my most upbeat and uncompromising album yet. You can dance to it. This album is here for anyone needs to process things via loud, heartfelt music.

12″ / CD / Digital Album

Posted on June 10th, 2021 under Releases, ,

Vukovar - The Great Immurement

Vukovar is an experimental band from the UK mixing post-punk, synth-pop, industrial and neofolk.

Vukovar formed in a crumbling placefiller of a town in 2014. They were always dying and reorganized after cease to exist in 2019. Effete artists pretending to be northern hardcases pretending to be uniform fetishists in iconoclast drag. “Do not trust us; we are fragile stars.”

CD / Digital Album

Posted on June 8th, 2021 under Releases, ,