Thursday, May 14, 2020

Houses Of Heaven - Silent Places [Felte 066 Promo]

Put on the circuit via the Felte label on May 1st, 2k20 is "Silent Places", the new, 32 minutes spanning longplayer created by the musical triumvirate of Keven Tecon, Adam Beck and Nick Ott under their conjunctional moniker Houses Of Heaven. Based in Oakland / California and somewhat inspired / influenced by wildfires occuring in Northern California the group starts their sonic adventure with "Sleep", an intense and somewhat hell'ish variation of washed out, ghostly Industrial / EBM meets PostPunk-infused Cold Wave for fogged out, sparsely lit dancefloors followed by the muscular, slightly tribal'esque PostPunk smash "Channeling" as well as the seductive Proto NuBeat meets SynthPop jam "Dissolve The Floor" which would've been a staple at the original Dorian Gray Technoclub if it was released in the first half of the 80s. With "Time Apart" the Houses Of Heaven enter haunted highspeed mode for immediate dancefloor success, "All Possible Obstacles Are Present" brings forth a pounding 4/4 foundation in combination with the groups trademark reverberating vocals and a brooding, dystopian Post-Industrial feel whilst "In Soft Confusion" is taking Dark (Synth)Pop into space with an astounding neon glitz. With "A Place In Between" Houses Of Heaven are entering the twilight zone that brings pleasure to some and pain to others, bringing forth distorted, yet dreamy somewhat The Cure'esque guitars alongside powerful, primal Industrial rhythm signatures, "Patchwork" weighs in more of an overall Belgian attitude towards darkness and those final "Caresses" reveal a well trippy and dangerous fusion of vantablack SynthPop with VaporGoth and some slightly acidic elements. We're fully in for this.


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