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postcards from new zealand - city islands - Tape

£8.00 GBP

postcards from new zealand
Unpleasant, unsympathetic nerd assholes, grinding through unconventional songwriting with one aim: drag you into a weird world of supernatural genre-blending music implosion.

“city islands” is the third instalment in an instrumental series called “we watched them devour”, the first two being “we watched them devour” (2017) and “we watched them devour, vol.2: the morning after” (2020).

- Tape cassette with fully printed cassette

Each purchase includes Bandcamp download codes

The music on these albums reflects an imaginary scenario in which something (creatures or machines or whatever they may be, it’s left to the listener to imagine) came down from the sky and reduced human society to ashes, leaving a handful of survivors to witness the aftermath of the destruction.

After going deep into sound design territories with “1’1701” and “we watched them devour, vol.2”, pfnz tried to build a bridge between desolate synthetic panoramas and the fleshy pounding of rock instrumentation, building a hybrid that has its focal points in one word: saturation.

Still retaining a highly narrative flow, the five songs feel more like mantras for the apocalypse, reflections on the devastation and the empty space it leaves behind.

Every song was crafted beginning with the electronic soundscapes that run through the whole album, then rock instruments kicked in.

This method spawned songs with a continuous sense of offset, of layers running parallel to each other, creating a deep spatial and timbric texture.


The Brexit thing.
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