London-based Scottish producer SEØUEL shares another brilliant motif of his darkcore sounds with new track “Subtle”. His EP Reykjavik is due this Friday (July 24th) via Disorder Recordings.
Inspired by the icy, surreal scenery of Iceland’s capital, “Subtle” is a track that opens with harrowing, cinematic synth notes. As hard-hitting drum hit seep in, the penultimate cut of Reykjavik makes for an incredibly engaging piece of maximalist techno offering another glimpse of what to expect from this enigmatic producer’s forthcoming record. SEØUEL’s gloomy stylings and wildly inventive twist on the genre are a breath of ice cold air into an overheated kiln that is the Electronic music scene.
Reflecting a transient lifestyle spent on the move, in & out of venues & festivals, SEØUEL’s second bout of intense techno-infused electronics swaps the pious backdrop of the Czech Republic for the crisp & stark setting of one of Europe’s most dramatic & isolated countries. Whether this be apparent in the stark, hard-hitting notes of opening track “Fear Party”, the more cinematic synths of “Viðkvæmt Blóm (The Chattanoogan)” or the spacious, eerie sounds of “Subtle”, it’s clear to see that the compelling, bold, complex landscape of Iceland had a real influence on the making behind Reykjavik and it’s immersing tenebrific tones.
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1. Fear Party: (Soundcloud)
2. Íslenskir Fuglar
3. Viðkvæmt Blóm (The Chattanoogan)
5. Skrýtið Andrúmsloft