5 March 2021
Band: RITUAL CLOAK (Cardiff, Wales)
Who: Daniel Barnett, formerly of the band
Samoans, and drummer/producer Andrew Sanders.
Info: “The track was completed just a couple of days before the untimely
death of their friend, Chris, who was its inspiration. Given he was such a
big supporter of the band, it’s a massive shame he was never able to hear
it. Naturally, it is dedicated to him.”
Score: After the rotating, sticky lead-single Opaque Crater this Welsh duo
comes up with another captivating creation. A starry-eyed synth meditation
dedicated to a lost friend. After a moody slo-mo foreplay, the heartrending
trip gets intenser when electronic handclaps and a repetitive techno beat
enter the scene, without turning onto a wild Chemical Bros whirlwind as
the overall sentiment is one of doubt and mixed emotions. Gripping.
White noise, shadowy colours.
Also on Spotify…
RITUAL CLOAK: Facebook
New album Divine Invasions out 7 May via Bubblewrap Collective