What happens when you’ve been affiliated with rock bands of different capacities, have a mystic vision, and decide to take an alternate parallel path into the world of lo-fi hip-hop? In at least one case, you’d get ~Dark ~Lit and his avant-garde creations. He recently hit me up and explained the story behind the creation of this album, but even the ultra-mysterious premise did not prepare me for the psychedelic sonic variety I was about to get… the tracks are lo-fi, but would easily qualify in the most creative of the noise realm that has always bubbled in the musical underground, ie Suicide or Black Dice. If you’re into something new, cutting edge and creatively challenging, you should definitely carve out some time for ~Dark ~Lit.
Austin-based industrial/noise duo Blank Hellscape decided to close the door on 2017 with a bang. New Year’s Eve brought the release of Demo 2017, a 6-song set (4 via Bandcamp) that is a statement project if I’ve ever heard one. If I had to guess, ‘demo’ is being used ironically in this context, because these tracks have body to them, and are quite arresting. For those into heavy rhythm, boundary pushing and raw emotion in their music, Blank Hellscape is like hitting the jackpot. Give it a listen, a share, and donate a few bucks if you can, because supporting local and independent music helps us all.
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