WL//WH Track Of The Day: LOVERS GUILT “Into The Night”

Track Of The Day  Lovers Guilt

Already drawn to the cover photo taken from one of my favorite films of all time, Jean-Luc Godard’s “À bout de souffle”, which everyone should see at least once before dying, the solo debut EP “A Trace of Light” from the guitarist of Californian post-punkers Fearing, Brian Vega, under his Lovers Guilt moniker, was undoubtedly one of the most intriguing outings of the recent festive period.

Four dark pulsing atmospheric synth-laden tracks augmented by chugging, distorted basslines and wheezing, hypnotic beats over morose vocals, that beautifully unearth darkwave goth romanticism, post-punk brooding, and new wave mournful melancholia.

Nocturnal and hypnotic, “Into The Night” unfolds relentless repetitive, lashing snares, interspersed by muffled double claps, infused by buzzing, pulsing, cicada-sounding bassline, awash by slowly overflowing, both spacious and icy, synth drifts, delving into the cold and narrow tunnel of the night of a weary soul, steeped in claustrophobic darkness, with no signs of light, embedded in forlorn vocals, surrounded by inexorably dramatic synth swells, helplessly in a stifling-state of mind, plunging into the deepest recesses of insanity.

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