Dive into the vivid electronic world from Bearcraft and their brand new Slumber
Bristol-based collective Bearcraft led by artist/producer Dicky Moore releases the beautifully strange and ethereal new single ‘Slumber’ today - along with the announcement of their forthcoming electronically charged LP, ‘Fabrefactions’, is set for release this September on independent label Australopithecine Records.
Blending elements of synthwave and alt-pop with dreamy, abstract lyricism, ‘Slumber’ offers a tantalizing glimpse into the world of Bearcraft and the album from which it is lifted. Eerie sonic tendrils whisper searchingly against a backdrop of ghostly, swirling synths as featured vocalist Sam Sally explores the realms of dreams in this intoxicating electronic lullaby.
Speaking about the track, Dicky said, “I had been playing with these glass-cold synths and trying to create a gently unsettling forest soundscape. Sam came over to improvise some vocals. Straight away she came out with this wispish, dark story, with a folksy melody, set in a forest and it was perfect. It sent shivers down my spine. I could see the dirt and the mud and feel the bark of the trees as she sang it. I knew straight we had a beautiful track.”
Fabrefactions is Essex born musician/producer Dicky Moore aka Bearcraft’s lead protagonist’s second album following his debut Yestreen. Over the album’s ten tracks, Fabrefactions moves upriver along the Thames, from Margate, through Leigh-on-Sea and into the capital of England.
That journey is mapped out in gorgeous organic electronics, in overheard ghost stories and half-remembered urban myths. Here are tales of runaways and banshees, estuary witches, acid trips and seafront car-cruising, set to sounds that evoke everything from bankside industry to underground dancehalls and the ambient push and pull of the shoreline. Fabrefactions was written whilst staring out the window of a council flat in Dalston after a diagnosis of acute hearing loss; recorded in the corner of an artist’s studio in London Fields before being mixed next to the motorway in Bristol (over a period of ten years). Fabrefactions was recorded with Joe Reeves (Shit Disco, Age of Consent), mixed by Ali Chant (Gruff Rhys, PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit) and mastered by Anthony Chapman (Franz Ferdinand, Future of the Left, Klaxons); all music by Dicky Moore. All vocals by Dicky and artist/musician Sam Sally.
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