New Music: Shlohmo - Buried + Album Announce
Shlohmo announces his first album in four years, Dark Red, delivers heavy first single Buried.
After a brief Twitter lead-in, at the witching hour last night, Henry Laufer, AKA Shlohmo, delivered new track Buried, the second bout of new music we've heard from the popular Los Angeles underground producer, after he gave us the broody Emerge From Smoke last month.
He also announced an album, Dark Red - his first solo offering since 2011's Bad Vibes, with the exception of No More, his incredible EP collab with Jeremih last year. It will feature both Buried and Emerge From Smoke, as well as a collaboration with fellow WeDiDiT bro D33J. Shlohmo's self-described the direction he's taking on his new album: "I wanted this one to be loud, and not just loud but really really f***ing loud. I wanted the sound of the thing to be devastating and violent...as if Electric Wizard tried to make an R&B record, or Boards of Canada meets Burzum by the River Styx.”
Indeed, Buried's already giving us the heebie jeebies, Shlohmo's crafted an atmosphere-rich track, with a definite 70s black metal influence; with the tenseness of a thriller film's cinematic score. A heavy, slow track that creeps through your speakers, starting off with a menacing simplicity, before the introduction of live drums and clashing cymbals drag the track towards a crushing, busy, climax. Shlohmo's been working on the album for a couple of years, using his Dad's analogue production equipment from the 80s, which might explain the liveness of the track.
Expect the album to be incoming on April 4, via True Panther (pre-order here). Stream Buried below, and take a look at the tracklist.
Dark Red, tracklist:
1. Ten Days Of Falling
2. Meet Ur Maker
4. Emerge From Smoke
5. Slow Descent