Debris Discs – “Daniel and the Apocalypse”


Following the impressive “Animals” this past autumn, Debris Discs returns with another successful track, “Daniel and the Apocalypse.” The track builds with a brooding backing synth and jangling guitars, with a synth-based sequence just past the two-minute mark driving to enjoyable guitar fragments approaching 02:30. Vocals, synths, and guitars converge enjoyably for the track’s remainder, with swelling distortion capping off another enjoyable release from James Eary’s Debris Discs project.

More about the track’s background and themes below:

Daniel and the Apocalypse is James’s attempt to make sense of the seemingly doom-laden world around. It’s a survival technique that shuts out the noise, keeps loved ones close and concentrates on the day-to-day. The title is borrowed from Sir Isaac Newton – he believed the world could end in 2060, and as this new tumultuous decade begins some may agree. James’s song purports that we should side step the doom mongering and instead focus on the here and now. Daniel and the Apocalypse is also the first part of an audio triptych that explores themes around hope and survival, to be released throughout the coming year.

“Daniel and the Apocalypse” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2020’ 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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