New striking strokes
6 March 2023
Artists: RITUAL CLOAK (Cardiff, Wales)
Who: Daniel Barnett, formerly of Samoans & drummer/producer Andrew Sanders.
Both coming from predominantly rock backgrounds, the duo set out to explore
new musical territory in the form of piano-led ambient soundscapes & minimal
techno beats drawn from a mutual love of sci-fi. So far they released 3 albums.
New single: LEFT BEHIND
Track from their upcoming EP Vanished In Transition,
out on 14 April via Bubble Wrap Collective.
Barnett: “Left Behind wouldn’t exist without the influence of George Harrison
and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The song revolves around a sitar-like guitar
line that we knew we wanted to have constantly looping to create a meditative
drone. The lyrics are a collage of different lines and ideas that when brought
together create a story of a long-forgotten ‘saviour ’that’s coming back but
nobody needs them anymore.”
TUTV: Left Behind moves in slo-mo, like misty clouds in the morning. The song’s hallucinatory timbre, its ongoing sitar-like guitar riff, and its featherlight vocals
combine for a hazy dream to close your eyes to and drift away, ignoring reality
for a while.
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