BLOW, THE

BRAND NEW ABYSS (WOMANPRODUCER)

BLOW, THE - BRAND NEW ABYSS 124214
Format:
1 CD
Release:
20.04.2018
Label:
WOMANPRODUCER
Kat.-Nr.:
124214
Barcode:
0767787977504
Now on CD. The Blow's new album, Brand New Abyss, is a lightning rod. A wild assembly of frequencies produced out of a thrust of electroacoustic punk energy, the album is a search for a new sound of rebellion in an environment where the aesthetic of punk has been commodified into submission along with almost everything else.

Written and produced by The Blow (Melissa Dyne and Khaela Maricich) using a production rig the duo painstakingly developed over the past four years; a mothership of patched-together modular synthesizers, ancient samplers and audio production gear.The record crosses many grounds.

Flipping the conventional album notion of rallying out of the gates, its opening pieces are measured, delicate, confessional.

"Dark Cold Magic" is lit up by breathtakingly pretty shooting stars of analogue synth melodies; "So There" laments on a bubbling bassline that underpins Khaela Maricich's gentle wordplay and wistfulness.

The contrast comes at the midpoint of the album, with the fizzing, irreverent "The Woman You Want Her To Be", and the beautiful, sparkling, quasi-hip-hop of "Get Up."As well as this newfound structure-toying, Brand New Abyss represents further new starts for The Blow: it is their first with their newfound passion for analogue synth programming, Maricich and Dyne teaching themselves to control the raw material of sound through modular synthesis, going beyond the processing of live instrumentation methodology of their previous outings.

"Small and efficient hook-machines [that] find sharp and literary ways to dig into deep cracks...Enormously engaging." - Stereogum, album of the week "become obsessed with The Blow" - Bob Boilen, NPR "Both intelligent and sentimental..." - New York Times, songs of the year
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. PEACEFUL EASY FEELING
  • 1.2. DARK COLD MAGIC
  • 1.3. SO THERE
  • 1.4. GREATEST LOVE OF ALL
  • 1.5. THE WOMAN YOU WANT HER TO BE
  • 1.6. GET UP
  • 1.7. THINK ABOUT ME
  • 1.8. SUMMER