A collaboration between James Kelly of Wife and UK DJ/producer Mumdance, Bliss Signal present an EP of instrumental music that focuses on the mechanical and repetitive elements of black metal, stripping what they recognise as a key feature of the genre back to its purest essence. The effect is a mesmerising body of epic sound; analog drum machines replace the genre’s usual blast beats, glistening layers of synth swim across distorted guitar, combining the impressions of shoegaze music with the ambient quality of home listening electronic releases. First performed at Unsound festival in Krakow and since executed in spaces such as Berlin’s infamous Berghain, the duo’s work drifts somewhere between Fuck Buttons and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. A unique foray into the genre of black metal from an unexpected perspective.
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320 kbps, LAME-encoded