Pale Ramon – “Forever”


Captivating with a climactic rock sound and atmospheric pull, “Forever” is a track from Brooklyn-based duo Pale Ramon. Building steadily with pulsing, sharp synths and reflective percussion amidst eerie backing effects, “Forever” kicks into a more rock-forward energy as the two-minute mark approaches, the gradual guitars reminding tonally of Radiohead. The “bound like a fire,” line is joined by the convergence of guitars and synths, captivating with blaring guitar effects thereafter. An anthemic vocal rise around the track’s mid-point ushers in a stirring energy. The concluding minutes, and especially the “you’ll get back your love when you love yourself,” refrain, is supremely hypnotic; the bustling percussion, lingering guitar tones, and warm distortion combine for a thrilling close.

The project was formed in North Brooklyn by Kevin Plessner (formerly of Monuments and Oceanographer) and Emanuel Ayvas (currently of Emanuel and the Fear). Pale Ramon’s second album releases on October 15th.

“Forever” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2021’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

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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