Few have spun the same lustrously ominous sheen as ambitious-sounding as when EPROM and Alix Perez get together in the studio. As SHADES , the pair find themselves primed to take their cavernous sound designs to new levels. On September 29, the duo released “The Corruption,” the first single from their time spent locking down together during the pandemic. Through controlled chaos, boundless creativity, and highly-stylized grit, the title would also become the first single off of their voluminous new EP, The Dance of Death.
Out today, October 20, the EP runs through four tracks in length and features a heavy concoction of innovative bass sounds. Once again, SHADES has conjured some dark magic to lure listeners into their dark web of modular low-ends, plunging them into half-time abyss, and hanging onto SHADES’ eery sound at every dangerous turn. Listening to SHADES is like watching a haunting horror film when you just can’t look away.
“The Dance Of Death is a continuation in our vision and sound as SHADES. Refining and pushing our experimentation in audio design.”
The Dance of Death opens with “The Corruption,” the project’s only single. Here listeners are introduced to the heavy atmosphere and haunting modulation of The Dance of Death. “The Creation” follows the same eerie soundscape narrative, allowing staticky, glitched out synthes to ring in and out of reverberation. The backend of the track billows in volume, lending to a soundtrack like creation from the producers. “Eternal Rain Descending” launches itself with a foreboding intro, which presents a chopped vocal loop through the madness of sound. This carries listeners to the first drop, and likewise an explosion of atomized sounds and samples. The EP wraps up with “The Last Judgement,” which enraptured listeners in a looped build before delivering a grunge, industrial drop to make for an ‘Instant Rewind” for listeners.
Just in time for Halloween, SHADES has once again conjured the magic to spellbind audiences globally, conveying a superiority in their ability to create with ingenuity and raw energy. Stream SHADES’ four-track The Dance of Death EP now and don’t look back.
Shades – The Dance of Death EP
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