plant matter – “Morse Code”


The first single from the artist’s upcoming EP, “Morse Code” is a consuming single from Chicago-based artist plant matter. Described as “a driving, visceral song about growth, self-worth and complicated friendships,” “Morse Code” swells initially from an angsty vocal moroseness and gentle guitar tones. The guitars and vocals present a dynamic spell throughout, alternating between lush retrospection and roused emotion, as the underlying percussion remains fairly steadfast throughout.

Vocals pleading for you to “come down,” escalate steadily in emotion, particularly as buzzing guitars culminate in an anthemic appeal past the first minute. The guitars envelop with particular power past the three-minute turn, confidently assuming a more alt-rock character from the initial dreamy, moody soundscape. “Morse Code” impresses with its riveting songwriting and budding song structure.

The project represents the recording project of Gabe Bostick.

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