Monday, February 24, 2020

Electric Sewer Age - Contemplating Nothingness [Hallow Ground Promo]

To be released via Hallow Ground on February 28th, 2k20 is "Contemplating Nothingness", the third full length album the project recorded for the label with Danny Hyde as the last remaining, and therefore solo working member. Being a prolific producer and remixer who's worked with the likes of Pop Will Eat Itself, Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia, Chris & Cosey, Depeche Mode and many more Hyde opens the new album with "Still Too Far To Go", a busy, dramatic ride on broken Electronica beats accompanied by intertwined large scale arrangements seemingly even infused by Classical arrangements for advanced dancefloors, continues the journey with "Whose Gonna Save My Soul" which dabbles with a highly melancholia-infused, inward looking Balearic / Apocalyptic Folk fusion of sorts before "Chebo" amalgamates deep floating Ambient music and Exoterrestrial Space Opera - think: Cosmic Baby's "Futura" in a way - to a great captivating effect. Furthermore "Surrender To The Crags" indulges deeply in twisted vocal collages, off-kilter violins, tribal'esque rhythm signatures and IDM / Electronica structures, the "Self Doubting Trip" leads us into cascading Ambient realms alongside spine-tingling, dancefloor bound beats and intense Spoken Word storytelling whereas the final cut named "Dekotur" waves goodbye on an uplifting, cascading and multi-melodic tip, making the term IDM / Intelligent Dance Music worthwhile again, providing what probably is the biggest hit on this highly recommended album. Excellent. Get


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