Friday, October 26, 2018

Darksoft's debut "Mydoom" from the "Brain" album - heavy hazey sadcore under the glitter ball

Darksoft's debut track Mydoom from the recently released album "Brain" has a heavy hard edge blended in with what feels like 90's emo / punk and 2000's sadcore pushed through shoegazey dream pop filters. The melodies are both sad and lovely conjuring up high school heartbreak under a spinning glitter ball. 
Robb Donker
Distanced through haunted screens, we rely on spooky contact that we don’t fully understand. At times, dark forces lurk on the other end, with a motive to con. Always a silhouetted hooded presence, the hacker has become our modern portrayal of Death; captor to the mind and its web of memories. As we stare deeper and deeper into the glowing comfort of this synthetic deception, trust has become the challenge of our modern paradigm, and the cyberscape the new Great Unknown. Swirling out of this virtual vortex, Brain (2018) is named after the first ever computer virus from the year 1986, with all songs named after infamous viruses that followed.
At its core, Brain is a story not only of the brain, but of the heart, as both confront trust and deception, the real and the synthetic, the mind and the motherboard, and the dark web connecting it all where the matter of our endless identities can be created as quickly as it can be erased, infected, encrypted...or simply revealed for what it truly is, beneath the hood.

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