Glasgow’s haunting Experimental Cold Electronics duo, comprises São Paulo-bred Paula Borges and London‘s Jonathan Skinner, operating under the alias of Hanging Freud, are back with a subliminal DIY video for the first track, ‘Grooming’, from the band’s seventh studio album, “Worship”, available today, December 1, 2023 via the band’s new affiliation with Spleen+ (the recently launched Post-punk sublabel of Alfa Matrix) and their very own imprint Tiny Box.
Surreal, contemplative auras of wistful radiant keyboard melodies rise ceremoniously, spreading and swelling through stirring hypnotic dry snares, punctuaded by round echoing toms, and light buzzing bass pulses, to enshroud detached pain filled vocals with an alienating glow of the awkward and intense discomfort felt by the victim of a ‘Grooming’ incident.
Thought-provoking DIY visuals place poignant lyrical selections with symbolic filters to sync strategically with the ‘Grooming’ exploration of the soundtrack. Multi-layered dimensions of white cloudy microscopic particles, shadows of synaptic neural connections, graceful underwater creatures, and a negative light identity give pause for the unimaginable depth involved in a traumatic human experience.
Hanging Freud‘s seventh LP, “Worship”, is out now, as a limited colored vinyl edition as well as a lush double-CD digipak, with the “Anomalies” bonus EP, via Spleen+ and the band’s own label Tiny Box.
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