Nightspace conjures up monsters on new EP Untrue

NightspaceBailey Skye aka Nightspace is a Seattle-based musician and performer. He started producing music in the summer of 2012 and has a new EP Untrue due for release on October 16 on Seattle-based label Flat Field Records.

Nightspace creates unsettling, basement dwelling electro-grime. His sound is dark, distorted and hypnotic. It seems to exist in that hypnagogic state of consciousness, the phase of lucid dreaming, realms of half-sleep .

Lead single “Mean Kids” is a place of monsters, of flickering monochrome images, things ascending the stairs. Warping analogue synths bleed through the static crackle of a scarred and ragged bassline, distorted beyond the realms of this reality, conjuring Lovecraftian nightmares in its ability to unsettle and disorientate. Bailey’s vocals are a mix of yelps and howls becoming strained and haunted, sounding as if channelled through a terrifying EVP session.

 

Other tracks, “Sacrifice”, “False Priest” and “Untrue” are cut from the same charred cloth. They are songs of possession, of malevolence, a place of ravens and dust.

Industrial beats and phasing synth-lines exorcise the demons of a convulsive electro-netherworld. Every sound, each utterance is positively charged, creating a disquieting, disturbing mesh of effects-laden doom-punk.

A trapdoor to the lower echelons of Dante’s nine circles of hell has been prised open and spewed out into a disco for the damned. If The Black Knight Satellite was beaming music to Earth then this is what it would sound like.

Nightspace on the web
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Untrue is released on October 16th.

 

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Mike Stanton is a writer, producer and broadcaster, he is also a music obsessive and according to a speech given by his best man on his wedding day, a music snob. He likes heavy electronics, samplers, sequencers and underground noise. Mike is fully housetrained, can be very excitable and would benefit from a family that could help manage his play time and encourage him to relax when the time is right. Prefers to be the only dog in the home. Catch his radio show The Jupiter Room on Thursdays where he showcases the most exciting new, unsigned and underground bands and artists out there.

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