St. Noma – “Vertigo” (feat. Nikolas Labossiere & Magic Jones)


Captivating with hauntingly eerie processions, “Vertigo” develops from flickering guitars and trippy vocal effects into an industrial mish-mash of rock and electronic components. The deliciously unsettling track is a collaboration from St. Noma, Nikolas Labossière, and Magic Jones. “I’m falling down,” the vocals let out, the ensuing guitar fragments and bustling rhythmic growth culminating in a dramatic halted effect, the conclusion arising via smatterings of creaking guitars. Aesthetically rich and melodically intriguing throughout, “Vertigo” is a consuming accomplishment.

St. Noma elaborates more on the release below:

“This song is an electronic rock collaboration I produced with metal vocalist Nikolas Labossière (a good friend of min0e) and multi-instrumentalist Magic Jones. This track has a lot of firsts for me: It’s the first of a couple of collaborations I’ve done over the last 3 years, and it is also the first track where I’ve had the opportunity to mix live drums. Overall, it was a fruitful collaboration that stands out from what I usually produce.

This harrowing cut is going to be the second single off of “Dearest Suburbia”, an upcoming project that is produced, mixed and mastered by me.”

“Vertigo” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2021’ 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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