Norwegian post-punk act Antipole has dropped today “Syndrome”, the first single to be featured on the forthcoming album titled “Radial Glare”. The new song, featuring Brighton, UK based Paris Alexander on vocals, follows the critically acclaimed 2017‘s debut album “Northern Flux”.
Antipole (the moniker of Karl Morten Dahl, Norway) has teamed up with Marc Lewis (The Snake Corps) and long-time collaborators Paris Alexander and Eirene to record Antipole‘s sophomore album. Even though based on Karl‘s evocative, hypnotic and melancholic style (guitars and bass) all songs have been co-written by Karl with Marc, Alexander and Eirene respectively. The latter three (London/Brighton, UK) have written all lyrics for the album. The album is produced by Paris Alexander of Blue Door Studio.
A hot, passionate, and visceral depiction of the indescribable feelings of love. Intense, intimate, and insatiable emotions of adoration and lust pour from the lovers consuming every second alone before the ache begins.
Unremitting driven terse beats, sparse steady claps woven with profound somber bass line that sinisterly pulse like bleak heartbeats awash by frozen arcane synth drifts while artfully chiselled piercing and twinkling slivers of wistful guitar melodies rise and fall to create a dim entranced lovelorn haze as, sensually seductive, slightly husky, baritone vocals, intensified by mesmerising enigmatic male/female harmonies, conjure dark forbidden secrets ripe in alluring emotions of sadness and longing.
Though Antipole‘s music clearly pays homage to the UK post-punk of four decades past and miss the wonder and the impact from most of those seminal artefacts, it retains unquestionable heady and distinctive songcraft qualities to thrill and enthral the most demanding post-punk aficionados.
Antipole‘s second album “Radial Glare” is set for release through Young & Cold Records (CD/LP). CD drops September 15th and Vinyl October 15th.
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