Bewitching goth-infused Siouxsie-esque vocalizations, increasingly peppy and throbbing bassline, shimmering guitar leads, backed by restless tribal drumming, dance together to form hypnotic and sinister swathes of dark sonic tension and dramatic lure draped in sadness, confusion and alienation.
The mesmerizingly mind-altering Sebastion Dominic Auer‘s visuals capture the essence of “Crack” using heady photography technique to transform trees, and all their parts into something quite unlike themselves, deceiving the minds of those watching. Aging bark cracks like sunburnt skin, becoming brittle vanity lines in a Dantean nightmare, ashen moss-covered roots resemble skulls misshapen by the weight of yesterday’s tears falling from above, and leaves misperceived into gnashing teeth devastated by displays of decadent deception.
Self-destruction shifts to careful intention rendering beauty unrecognizable in bright unnatural shades, suffocating once adored resistance beneath the negative exposed, superimposed glossy knock off.
Paar‘s 4-track EP “HONE” is available, on white vinyl/cassette/CD and digital, via the band’s Bandcamp.
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