Neon Insect is a dystopian-glitch project from Germany.
This month the LP Abatron surfaced (available on bandcamp) which is a fifteen track album of dark gothic architecture. The material is a swirling menacing futuristic soundtrack of guitar, violin, percussion and synths of slowly building pressure and rapid decompression.
On taking a listen to the music, those who partake of computer gaming may contemplate the material would serve as the score for an FPS and you would be quite right – currently under development – though early access is available on Steam as the coding concludes and Abatron is also the name of a game to which this does in fact serve as the soundtrack.
The German dark-acoustic-rock project All These Animals released the EP Follow-Up on the 26th.
All These Animals
With a different emphasis to music previously featured Follow-Up is a four track EP (available on bandcamp) comprised of shorter pieces with a less oppressive soundtrack, though of more sad countenance, with the whole release lasting around nine minutes. The closer being Grammatical False Friend.
The Germany based drone-sludge project of Alexander Hawthorne – Slows Down releases the four track EP – EP 3 on the 15th.
Slows Down – EP3 – artwork
The material strains from the speakers as though a mummified corpse unravelling in front of the audience as the second of the four tracks on the EP (available on bandcamp) – On And On unfolds its way in to the room.
The compositions are complex in delivery with disparate strata shadowing others through the tracks, yet the listener is left with no mental adjustments to make as the out-put has a natural flow that rests the mind.
Each revolution of every bar teases with more packaging and less disclosure and by the close of the just under six and a half minutes of the track the mind remains as transfixed as it was at the opening, though still, with no clearer resolution.