Darksoft – “Icebreaker”

Photo Credit: Emily Wittenhagen

Presenting a rock sound that consumes with hazy lushness, Darksoft entrances throughout his new full-length, Cryo. Opening the release with textural intrigue is the track “Icebreaker.” Jangly guitars and soft vocals exude a hypnotic allure, the distorted guitar lingering around the 40-second mark inviting the rhythm section inward. Brassy backing bursts complement the vocals enjoyably thereafter, continuing the layered, jangly guitar backbone and hypnotizing vocal endearment. “Icebreaker” exudes considerable atmosphere while also touting a jangly rock infection. Other efforts on Cryo succeed similarly in their tonal ranges, from jangly understated charm into dark alt-rock, also nicely evident on the track “Arctic Archive.”

Stream Cryo below:

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2022’ 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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