The lockdown affected people in so many different way, most of them negative. But one aspect I've noticed while running No Echo in the past 12 months is the many new musical projects that have sprouted up within the musical scenes I cover on the site.
One example of this can be found in Digital Negative. The brainchild of Richard Johnson (Drugs Of Faith, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, ex-Enemy Soil) and Daniel Euphrat (Person918x, Timmy Sells His Soul), Digital Negative finds the musicians exploring a brutal industrial sonic landscape. Their tracks are jarring journeys that build and flow in an almost cinematic way.
Find out what I mean by listening/watching the video they've just made for "Strange Loop," a song from their forthcoming self-titled debut EP:
"'Strange Loop' is the first track from our EP," Johnson told me in an email. "We wanted to start it off with a bang." Euphrat sent me the following tidbit: "Samples were selected for this song with an ear towards high-impact percussion and ominous synths."
"The goal was to make complex and disorienting sound collages that emphasize the artificiality of digital music.”
Digital Negative will see release via Hostile 1 Tapes on May 21st, digitally and on cassette limited to 100 hand-numbered copies.
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