[STREAM] The Electric Nature – “Dungeon”

I first heard The Electric Nature (the solo project of Atlanta musician Michael Potter) back in January when he released Space Face, an album of spaced-out drones and electronic psychedelia that went down smoothly.  Two months later and he’s already put out a new 80+ minute full length, with plans to release another one in April.  Busy guy.

The new one is called Mount Analogue, and it finds Potter trading in some of the cool placidity of Space Face for a darker, noisier aesthetic.  The drones sound more subterranean than extraterrestrial this time around, with a couple of the tracks bordering on the type of tectonic doom found on Boris’ grimiest releases.  “Dungeon” is one of those tracks.  It’s a dense mix of rumbling analog synths and tones that sound somewhere between a gong being struck and a Gregorian chant.  These sounds give it an otherworldly spiritual quality, which is appropriate since the album was named after René Daumal’s novel Mount Analogue, one of the primary inspirations for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s cult classic The Holy Mountain.  “Dungeon” would sound great scoring a Jodorowsky film, actually.

Stream “Dungeon” below and buy the album here. It is being sold physically as a double cassette tape in a limited run of 100.

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