‘Music of sleeping quarters and endless sadness’ define the Russian one-man band from Moscow, Son! Fire [Silaev on Fire], a minimal ‘doomer’ Post-Punk proposal based on ringing guitar chords, alienated bass sequences, a coldly squared drum machine, above all centred on the staggering profound poignant tone of the equally fatalistic and dramatic voice that makes you shiver.
The introspective new single “Кто мы, откуда, куда мы идем?/Who are we, where are we from, where are we going?” dives into the psychological realms of repressed tension and simmering anger to describe a stoic and fearful culture of unknown dread.
Mechanical snappy beats drive cold and insistent dirging murmurs of bassline bleakness to burrow intense pulses of cold desolation enshrouded in liturgical gauzy frozen synth sheets, stained by bristling abrasive shards of guitar, slowly drawing a painful bottomless spiral of descent into a leaden fog of dense hopelessness pervaded by gloomy, angsty baritone vocals dropping cold, sad impending doom into a disassociated reality of fear and despair.
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