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.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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