Tomorrow’s Child – “Ruination”

Credit: Tomorrow’s Child

Hectic rhythms and ominous textural engrossment compel throughout “Ruination,” the newest track from Tomorrow’s Child, an artist from Redruth, UK.

There’s a sense of foreboding and decay within the track, highlighted by steady percussive intensity amidst somber tones — reflective of cogs within a machine, working tirelessly even as the darkness envelops. Per the artist, the release is “reflecting the journey of Cornish mines from once thriving places of industry to ghostly monuments to the past haunting the landscape.”

A simmering electronic tone, emitting intensity and anxiety, starts to emerge as the two-minute mark approaches. Its spacey radiance meshes alongside creaking effects, heightening in pitch before descending alongside choir-like haunts in the track’s conclusion. “Ruination” puts a stronghold on listeners with its menacing soundscape and inventive production.

“Ruination” represents the second release from Tomorrow’s Child’s upcoming debut album, Beach Ghosts, releasing later this year; the album “explores grief, memory and environment through a range of electronic styles.”

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