VERASECT – AWAKENINGS
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIERE
Darkwave electronic producer Verasect will be releasing his highly anticipated EP, Awakenings with remixes by the late Øfdream, Kareful, Dobie and Blood Wolf on September 6th via Terminal Blue Records which we’re bringing to you ahead of release here.
Verasect’s indie approach to making music, sees him inviting vocalists and collaborators, imbuing the tracks with an estranged yet romantic moodiness of disembodied loneliness. The luring qualities and soundscapes offer fragmented, essayistic variations that take listeners to an anonymous space.
Awakenings traverses the darker sonic compass, with each remixer hand-selected to cast their magic. As a whole, the EP remains enigmatic in terms of genre due to the idiosyncrasies brought to the table by each individual but encompasses elements of CHVRN, Klimeks, Crystal Castles, Purity Ring and even Zola Jesus.
Kareful’s ‘Tragedy’ offers unique pieces of glitch to create a soundscape where dark synth sounds and ethereal vocal edits can twist and turn. ‘Catch Your Breath (Dobie Remix)’ sees the addition of an accentuated drum beat, electronic embellishments and urban instrumentals to layer the track with decidedly moodier constituents. Assertive and dynamic, Blood Wolf’s ‘Aeon’ pulses with warring otherworldly energy, while the EP is ended with Øfdream’s ethereal, buoyant rendition of ‘Catch Your Breath.’
Verasect comments on the idea behind the EP: “Verasect is an amalgam of a handful of darker genres of music that I love. It dances between them from song to song but never fully commits to any single direction. Awakenings was envisioned as a way to explore those paths in-depth with the masters of those genres. Dobie providing an ethereal trip-hop rendition, Bloodwolf an aggressive witch house punch, and Kareful and the late Ofdream crafting dreamy synth-laden wave tracks.”
(Terminal Blue Records)
Release Date: September 6, 2019