Winter Hell – “High Time”


Building beautifully from dreamy synths into psychedelic percussive intensity, “High Time” is a new track from Winter Hell, a band from Sioux Falls, SD. They describe the project’s goal as “to reopen the creative spirit of our youth, with a d.i.y approach to aesthetic and pop sensibilities.”

“High Time” unfolds with patience and atmospheric allure. Spacey synth trickles and gentle guitar pulsations complement bouncy piano and lush vocals to start. A late-night soundscape enamors, as do numerous melodic shifts throughout. A notable one occurs just prior to the two-minute mark, with the vocals entering a dreamier state and ascending into bustling percussion and starry-eyed synth expressions. “High Time” dazzles with its dynamic evolution and aptly wintry soundscape.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2023’ 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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