Using doom — a slow, foreboding style of heavy metal — as a template, the duo crafts a set of songs that creeps along powerfully. The themes are simple, generally carried by subdued bass lines and ornamented by the piano like salt on a glacier. What jumps out most is Previte's drumming. Every cymbal vibration and snare snap leaps to the foreground and, with rare exception, decays before the next strike, as much a testament to Previte's assured playing as Saft's engineering. The sound throughout is bright and super present.
Each moment is its own event, each note frozen in amber. Regardless of the rock modeling, the disc is likely to satisfy Saft and Previte's audiences; it could appeal to fans of the fringes of metal as well."
released June 25, 2021
Bobby Previte: trap drums
Jamie Saft: piano, organ, mellotron, electric bass
Experiencing some sampler fatigue now. Most songs are good, I've heard some of them before. A good starting point for those interested in slow, jazzy and atmospheric music. The only one I absolutely have to delete is the bland track from angels serving chicken wings.
Standout tracks courtesy of:
Der Finger, Misantronics, Music of the devil, Adam Kalamar tobias_rieper
Supervøid take the genre of ‘space rock’ and blasts it into the abyss. This is heavy, reflective, sublime doom—complete with a cello—that touches on both the magnificence and cosmic horror of the void. Southern Boobook
Don't trust the city lights. They create the illusion of safety, but in fact only enchance the deep shadows where the devil lurks. The way the occasional narcotic whispers and the seductive saxophone blend with the gloomy atmosphere of the electronics lead this record towards a bleak nervous stillness. acoelho