London-based Coldwave newcomer duo Patrick Barrett and Andrew Bowker AKA Silent Star return with an idiosyncratic DIY video, WL//WH is very pleased to premiere, for his both nostalgic and modern New Order-tinged track, “To Hell or To Hackney”, the flip side from last year’s debut single “Star Of The Sea.”
Steady lashing beats and rolling mesmeric low ends trigger persistent paths of anxious tendencies through a wandering and torturous urban maze of a somberly emotional-ridden melody carrying, rumbling bassline, hypnotic flickering sequenced frequencies, distant glistening guitar strings, and eerie, twinkling icy synth melodies to pull anguished and exhausted heartfelt vocals, shouting to be heard, through an overwhelming, intoxication of violent city vibes, emitting endless waves of peace, heat, and conviction from the flourishing interconnectivity of nine million bright lights.
Silent Star shares some of his “go to” places in the city of London where the familiarity of hustling and bustling urban energies flow with comfort and enlightenment amid Modernist and Brutalist architectures. Strategic overlays breathe life into live gig illustrations to disintegrate, dance, and build universal symbols over the noble stillness of London’s estate tower block, the secure warmth of the Tube Tunnel, and the communal grandeur of a Brutalist football stand to construct a living labyrinth of humankind’s purpose and meaning amidst the chaotic, brooding sentiments of modern dystopic madness.
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