Public Memory has shared a stream of his full-length Wuthering Drum before its release this Friday (March 18) via felte, and it’s the best thing you’ll hear this week.
The Brooklyn artist Robert Toher, otherwise known as Public Memory, concocts this surreal electronic-meets-organic music, which is equal parts mesmeric and harrowing.
Textural synths, stunning rhythm and ethereal vocals from Toher all coalesce into ten great tracks.
Songs like Ringleader, As You Wish and Interfaith are some immediate standouts from the album. Listening to any of these is like being suspended in a reverie of reverb and analog electronics.
The tone of Public Memory’s music can be at moments eerie, but at others inviting. Each song is a labyrinthine in design. The music on this album is on the surface minimal, but much more dense and complex the more you dig in.
Also, this week Toher will make his SXSW debut at the felte X Part Time Punks showcase at Barracuda tomorrow night, if you’re in Austin for the week I highly recommend making it out for this show! You can pre-order Wuthering Drum here.