Ethereal, shrouded in a mysterious darkness, “The Architekt” by Arms And Sleepers enters a world fit for the Tim Burtons and Michel Gondrys of the world. There’s a special abstract reality to the song that truly defies description. Like a dream, there’s a lot going on and much of it is hazy, just out of your limited vision which in itself jumps from one point in time to another without hesitation. There’s electronic elements that border both folk and trip hop. The vocals are split between the two cast members, Ben Shepard and Catherine Worsham of Uzi and Ari, while the music is provided by the Arms And Sleepers duo Mizra Ramic and Max Lewis. It’s moody but not depressing, hypnotic but borderline anxious, dreamy but with a clear direction forward.
“The Architekt” is off Arms And Sleepers latest LP Matador, out now on Fake Chapter Records.
Arms And Sleepers: The Architekt [mp3]
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