Hiraeth Records nächstes Release könnte spannend werden. Der belgische Artist Zer0 れい macht in ‘Dungeon Synth’.
Dungeonsoft from the depths of the forgotten mall
Hellveterra is the latest brainchild of Belgian producer Zer0 れい and his second vinyl release to date. Taking a sharp thematic and sonic departure from early 2019’s “ブラックマジック (Black Magic)”, which had heavy oriental themes and a more cinematic approach, Zer0 れい now sinks his teeth into the controversial legacy of the Dungeon Synth genre.
The album combines heavy swathes of Dark Ambient with a playful yet respectful take on Black Metal riffage that eschews guitars in favor of wobbly, gritty and sometimes playful synth chords. Underneath these dungeonous riffs there swirls a myriad of new-age inspired pads, panflutes and chiptune-esque accents. The sound can be described as post-mallsoft; a darker side of luxurious shopping malls.