Survive - HD015

S U R V I V E - HD015

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Recorded from 2010-2012 at the band’s own Omniverse Studios in Austin, this record chronicles the early days of the group as they developed and defined their familiar yet original style of dark soundscapes. S U R V I V E ’s debut full- length marks the culmination of countless sessions recording and crafting a remarkable balance of songwriting and experimentation. The band’s signature sound is a combination of vintage and modern synthesizers, recorded live and carefully processed to draw character out of every enriched sound wave before joining the mix. Originally released in 2012 on Berlin-based Mannequin Records, S U R V I V E ’s premiere is a fusion of reserved minimalism and lucid hooks. Underlined by the band’s uncompromising standards in sound design, this album maintains a damaged quality that is nuanced and cohesive across all nine emotive tracks. Ambient pieces such as To Light Alone I Bow and Deserted Skies are beautiful hybrids of harmony and tension that represent the record as a multifaceted work of both mood and melody. In contrast, the cold and brutally propulsive pair of singles Hourglass and Omniverse are strikingly addictive, making their way onto the soundtrack of the 2014 feature horror film The Guest, directed by Adam Wingard.

Tracklist

I
A1 Deserted Skies
A2 Floating Cube
A3 To Light Alone I Bow
A4 Hourglass
A5 Omniverse

II
B1 Black Mollies
B2 Scalar Wave
B3 Shunting Yard
B4 Dirge