LuckyMe are proud to present ‘Remote Sympathy’– the new album and first ever physical release from the enigmatic Scottish artist Sevendeaths.
Sevendeaths is the alias of Edinburgh-based musician, producer, and composer Steven Shade. ‘Remote Sympathy’ is his greatest body of work yet and the first committed to vinyl. An album of cinematic, synth-epic drone music - created during long nights of sleep deprivation. The record is a tribute to life and human strength and an acceptance of the frailty of the human spirit. Here he sounds the depths of the human psyche, creating a brutal maelstrom where dense slabs of noise gyre. But this is not a record only of fear and darkness – there is hope and light here too, soaring melodies amid the tumult. Employing noise as metaphor for information overload, Shade questions how technology creates fragmented selves. Who are we now, in the era of the internet? And how can we give voice to ourexperience, now both totalizing and discordant? He has opened up the restrictive digital process mastered on ’Concreté Misery’, allowing natural sounds through via spectral resynthesis and sampling techniques, alongside vocal and live contributions from long term collaborators Rafe Fitzpatrick (Alasdair Roberts and friends / ilk) and Iban Perez (Tut vuvu / Nai-ox). Sevendeaths takes inspiration from the industrial and noise giants of Coil and Prurient, the enveloping sadness of Richard Skelton and the acousmatic sounds of Bernard Parmigiani
“The enormity, density and sheer meanness of this eye-popping wall of sound hit like a slow-motion slug to the gut.” - Pitchfork, Best New Music
“Recalls the distorted sounds of artists like Fennesz, Emeralds, and Tim Hecker, but with a surreally exacting touch.” - Ryan Dombal, Pitchfork Rising Feature