out now: Swarm Intelligence – Against the Dying Light [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Swarm Intelligence

 

Title:
Against the Dying Light

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI LP01

 

Release Date:
29th March 2018

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Dusk Falls

02.
It Scuttles

03.
It’s Beneath Us

04.
I Am Everything You Are Running From

05.
Catacomb

06.
I Prey on Your Fear

07.
From Shadows

08.
Against the Dying Light

09.
Light Reigns

10.
Gloom

 

Press Info:
Fear is the vilest of human emotions – it weakens and corrupts, leaving mistrust and paranoia in its wake. In »Against the Dying Light«, Swarm Intelligence embraces and wields fear, all the while breathing life into its rival: hope.

To explore these concepts, Swarm Intelligence turned to horror films for inspiration – choosing dissonance and atonality to create sinister and unsettling melodies, as well as Foley techniques to produce disturbing, unnatural sounds. The results are at times vicious and abrasive, at others acquiescent and almost mournful.

In addition to the sound aesthetics, Swarm Intelligence also drew inspiration from the narratives of these films – each track plays out as a scene in an overarching storyline.

The story begins with »Dusk Falls« – the grinding lead that carries the track represents both the untainted protagonist, free of worry, and the daylight, before it gives way to the descending night.

»It Scuttles« reveals the fiend of the story, as it stalks from the shadows. »I Am Everything You Are Running From« is nightmarish in its depiction of being pursued. »I Prey on Your Fear« shows the full fury of the antagonist – cacophonous swells build the tension to the point of seething, before all hell is unleashed.

»Against the Dying Light«, the title track, is deeply melancholic, embodying the moment where all hope seems to be lost. It is a pained reflection of the suffering and worry a few bring to many in today’s world, but »Light Reigns« proves there is yet hope.

Swarm Intelligence’s »Against the Dying Light« marks the first, full-length album on Voitax. With moments of seething tension, unrestrained fury and dejection, as well as glimmers of hope – this record may have its roots in industrial techno, but ultimately it defies classification.

 

Listen:

 

Video Teaser:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Dusk Falls”

“It Scuttles”

 

Videos:
“Against the Dying Light”

“From Shadows”

Videos by the29nov films

 

Specials:
“NovaFuture Blog Visual Mix 003”

 

Recommendations:
VOITAX010 incl. Swarm Intelligence track
VOITAX009
VOITAX008
VOITAX007
VOITAX006

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Decks
Clone
HHV
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Dissonant Bookings

 

Websites:
Swarm Intelligence
Voitax

 

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