Welsh Electro Duo RITUAL CLOAK Magnetize With New Piece ‘SHELL’
New striking strokes
6 December 2022
Band: RITUAL CLOAK
Who: Electronic music duo – Daniel Barnett and
drummer/producer Andrew Sanders with already
2 albums to their credit.
New single: SHELL
Info: Shell is about being in a dream where you’re constantly searching for someone
but never quite finding them. It’s an idea that’s been floating around for a few years and gone through a number of different versions before becoming what it is now. Originally Shell was written for acoustic guitar and had a completely different feel.
Dan remembers re-listening to Metals by Feist and being inspired by the dramatic
intimacy of the album, leading to Shell being rewritten for piano. When the song was brought to the studio Sanders suggested taking the vocals outside of the usual comfort zone. The inspiration for this method of production was taken from Bon Iver and Mogwai, experimenting with vocoder and the deliberate use of autotune for the first time.
TUTV: Shell is quite special. A slo-mo progressing musing, impassioned and intriguing,
with echoes of the romantic vocality of Fleet Foxes and the reverberating guitar finale brings Mogwai sound textures to mind. As I said, quite special. Have a couple of spins
and let the ataractic feel of Shell grow on your psyche.
Also streaming on Spotify
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