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Posted November 16, 2022 by Mike Mineo in Darkwave
 
 

Gore Gloss – “Swoon”

The darkly intoxicating “Swoon” builds with a chilling, murky entrancement. Canadian artist Gore Gloss weaves ghostly vocal effects and synth-laden eruptions amidst lyrics that explore a sense of wasteful materialism — “Bugattis crashing into private jets, Ferraris driven into rivers, and chateaus decorated with decaying hunting trophies.”

Per the artist: “‘Swoon’ is a story of material substance faltering in the face of spiritual longing.”

“It’s too late, we’re all hypnotized,” the vocals lead into an effect-laden vocal ardency, exuding a Burial-esque decent. Bolstered by glistening flashes of synths and the standout vocal variation, “Swoon” is a thorough success full of atmospheric mystique and beautiful darkness.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2022’ Spotify playlist.


Mike Mineo

 
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