One of my favorite musical discoveries this year. Unique shoegazy post punk that rings in your ears long after you've listened, and i mean that in the best way possible. Dark, gothic, and best played loud. Cant wait to see what they do next.
Favorite track: Almost Hidden.
Caught these guys at a 2017 Felte showcase at SXSW and it was an incredible set! This is their first release. I highly recommend checking this out for some dark, frenetic and driving post-punk. Give it a listen.
Houses of Heaven is the Bay Area three piece of Keven Tecon, Adam Beck, and Nick Ott. Remnant, their inceptive EP, is a bleak, dub-influenced production, mixing elements of electronic music, Krautrock, and psychedelia, with nods to the the extreme sonic treatments of Adrian Sherwood. Produced by Monte Vallier (Wax Idols, Weekend), Remnant blends shifting textures of drum machines, live percussion, ambient guitar, vintage delays and custom engineered effects.
“Black Waves’” opens with hypnotic percussion, Beck's abstract rhythm guitar, and stark, angular basslines from former Soft Moon bassist Justin Anastasi, who makes a guest appearance on the EP. “Almost Hidden” follows with an effected wash of guitar and pulsing electronic drums. “Remain” is a dense, reverb-laden drone of guitar and synth bass. The EP closes with “Subfloor”, featuring Ott’s heavy toms, Tecon's evocative reversed vocals, and Beck's seraphic guitar.
Majestic, dark, driving, relentless darkwave from the masters of the genre. Some of their strongest material ever, and that's saying something. Featured on Mix 21 of the 14 waves podcast: 14waves.com/podcast/mix-021-ive-been-through-the-point-of-no-return/ 14 Waves
It is fresh dark music with heart and soul and atmosphere.
Gothrock, wave, 60ies americana steel guitars, some(times) synths and a decent dose of mournful atmosphere! Some songs could be a new soundtrack for Wasteland (the PC game :-)
Another fav to be named is "bound by light" which is a nice uptempo rock surprise and "Scatter the scars" for a spin in the Goth clubs :-) hjoe834
That synth pop like this exists in the 21st century is a gift from the heavens. The cheeky reverences to the past (the orchestra blast in "LA"!) are a delight. And it's all so smooth - cool - dark. Addictive! Alexander S. Kunz