The Nylon Admirals – “Butcher’s Hook”


The latest track from Seattle-based electronic duo The Nylon Admirals, “Butcher’s Hook” is enjoyably representative of their colorful, cinematic sound. Complemented by a striking video with (literally) many moving parts, “Butcher’s Hook” leads with frolicking string instruments and steady percussion. A choral backing vocal effect and an illuminated string-laden pad add to the lush atmospheric layering. Aptly enough, considering its cinematic feeling, the track is inspired by “Cockney rhyming slang,” and “British TV show themes of the 70’s.”

Prog-rock intensity and dulcimer blend for an exciting, theme-friendly result that evokes the eerie mystery of classic detective shows, with an orchestral-laden rise being a frequent appearance. Those who enjoy the track should also look toward the project’s 2019 debut album Drama, ranging in styles from minimalist electronica to rap.

“Butcher’s Hook” and other memorable tracks can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 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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