Sidewalks And Skeletons
+ Worst World Problems
Entry Requirements: 14+. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult
SIDEWALKS AND SKELETONS (Dark ambient trap, Witch House) 2015's 'White Light' from Sidewalks And Skeletons, AKA Jake Lee, was arguably one of the highlights of the year with it's esoteric pallet of ethereal, hypnotic electronics and dark hip-hop/trap beats. 2017 sees 'The Void' pick-up the next part of the sonic journey begun on 'White Light'. This time there is a lighter, calmer and more spiritual feel to the proceedings. The beats have been dialled back. The synths are lighter and more ambient. And the whole package feels like a suitable evolution in the S&S sound.
Songs such as 'VHS Death', 'Black Flowers', 'Entity', '1996', 'Forgive', 'Morgue', and 'Fading Light' are just as hypnotic as anything S&S has produced before, but there is an euphoric and emotional softness to them, a sense of tranquillity, and yet they are recognisably part of the witch house influenced S&S sonic landscape. Whereas tracks such as 'The Void', 'Morphine', 'Drowning', 'Feel Nothing', 'Slip Away', and 'Glow' fit right in with the experimental yet accessible flavours of previous releases, incorporating samples and grooving beats to great effect.
In terms of production the album is stunning. There is no doubt that Lee is a phenomenal producer. The album is crisp and modern, the experimental sections come through clear and the whole album maintains a light open sense of space throughout. Again it shows just how quickly Lee continues to progress and up his game with every single release.
NO LONGER PERFORMING IC3PEAK (Glitch, Trap Metal, Dark Ambient) Behind IC3PEAK are Nick and Nastya - two audiovisual terrorists based in Moscow. They create not music only but all the visual stuff also ( photography, vj-ing, music videos, pics & gifs ).
These guys emerged in october of 2013. They pose their art as a reply to the Internet and everyday realm.
Visual part of the project is full of noise and sugary glitch mixed with realistic and smooth minimalism. Their music is a pure synthesis of analog and digital sound: deep bass, viscous saws, icy and sharp vocal and wailing of DIY synth in the background.