Friday, March 18, 2011
Dead Gaze - Somewhere Else 7"
Earlier this week Dead Gaze co-released a new single on the increasingly reputable (and french!) labels La Station Radar and Atelier Ciseaux. On the A Side and second B Side, singer Cole Furlow still sounds sort of like he's drowning, but the normal wall of distortion is significantly dialed back. Synths continue to play a bigger roles in Dead Gaze's music, but I think this is the first time I've heard an acoustic guitar. Furlow's garbled vocals have always been (somewhat inexplicably) emotionally affecting, but these two tracks offer an extra dose of melancholy to replace the peeled back aggression. The first B Side, "ENZ" is a left field ambient track off of Dead Gaze's first release that explores similar emotional territory.