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Posted May 24, 2018 by Mike Mineo in Rock
 
 

Video: Auramancer – “Alike”


The striking track “Tree of Love” introduced me to Auramancer, a Belgian project from singer/songwriter Blaede that’s influenced by the grunge and alternative scene of the early ’90s. Clear references to bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle or Queens Of The Stone Age are blended with a modern sound and production. Along with some childhood friends, he formed the alternative rock band Auramancer in 2000, going on to record a 4-track demo before putting the band on hold in 2005. After forming the1984, touting a heavier feel, Blaede came back to Auramancer as his primary project.

Also off his EP The only way to fail…, “Alike” is a captivating effort whose music video released today (watch it above). Directed by Benjamin Reynoso, the video details the progression from a dull workday into a thrilling, nocturnal adventure. The track’s visuals align well with the track’s ascending trajectory, growing from paced indie-rock to a more thunderous vein of alternative.

“Alike” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2018’ Spotify playlist.

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].