Ben deHoedt – “The Thirst”


Ben deHoedt is an independent musician and filmmaker from Melbourne, Australia. His latest creation, “The Thirst” is an atmospheric folk effort with a calm, nocturnal feel in the verses that counteract with a bustling bass line, which builds into tightly wound rhythmic accompaniments. An ominous key-laden shimmer emerges at 01:35 as the track starts to rise in intensity, with anthemic percussive pushes to follow. The “when you reach the desert,” bit – as folk guitars and percussion take turns up front – resonates with emotive appeal. Brass emerges as the track reaches a conclusion. deHoedt shows himself here as a very capable songwriting with a knack for unsettling soundscapes.

The track is off deHoedt’s newly released album The Gentle Northern Wind, streaming in full below:

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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