Hampi – “Devil’s Moon (Remix)”

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Edinburgh-based artist Hampi delivers an intoxicating soundscape on his remix of debut single “Devil’s Moon,” emitting a late-night sound with trance influence. The project captures feelings of nostalgia and melancholy, with a post-rock structural spirit apparent in the lingering backing guitar tones and general structural expanse. Dance-forward percussion melds with atmospheric guitar lines to result in a sound that’s both lush and stimulating.

Fellow mellower and more nocturnal than the single, this remix intrigues from the get-go with ghostly textural lingering and submerged vocal emergences, evoking a sort of Burial-esque darkness. Smatterings of chilly synths hit hard at the 30-second mark, kickstarting an array of pulsing melodies touting a trance-friendly bounce. Shimmering guitar lines past the two-minute mark add beautifully, here and in the final minute, when distorted percussive snippets interweave sporadically for a climactic, spell-inducing impact.

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

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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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