Premiere: Drowse deliver an intense audiovisual hallucination with “Fog Storm Parts 1-4”
This week, drone metal artist Planning for Burial and Portland slow-mo shoegazers Drowse are releasing a new split EP through Glowing Window Recordings. Today, Treble premieres the entire Drowse side of the split, “Fog Storm Parts 1-4,” in the form of an extended video. The 14-minute clip is a collaboration with painter Jesse Keating, which the band has used as live projections during some recent performances in Iceland. The visuals are abstract yet gorgeous, depicting a mixture of distorted fields, natural landscapes, turbulent seascapes, moving footage shot from vehicles and more. Meanwhile, the band’s own sonic creations are stunning and intense, balancing an array of sounds that ranges from eerie ambient pop to harsher industrial sounds with more ominously rumbling low-end, to ornate gothic dirges and dense, crushing drones. It’s a breathtaking range of sounds, and it’s well worth strapping in for the full 14-minute sequence, complete with its hallucinatory visuals.
Watch the Drowse “Fog Storm Parts 1-4” video below.
Drowse tour dates:
8/2 Seattle, WA – Black Lodge (P)(N)(H)
8/3 Portland, OR – High Water Mark Lounge (P)(A)(C)
8/4 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside (P)(AYS)
8/5 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex (P)(D)(S)
(P) = with Planning For Burial
(N) = with Nostalgist
(H) = with Harsh R
(A) = with Amulets
(C) = with Canadensis
(AYS) = with All Your Sisters
(D) = with Devoured by Flowers
(S) = with Sprain
Hear the full Planning For Burial/Drowse split here.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.