Taroug – “Queen of Carthage”


A riveting single with palpable rhythmic momentum and a delectably chilly soundscape, “Queen of Carthage” is a recent track from Taroug, the project of German artist Tarek Zarroug. “Queen of Carthage” represents the second single from Taroug’s upcoming debut album, Darts & Kites, set to be released on Denovali Records.

Vibrant percussive momentum halts momentarily as the debonair vocal presence emerges. A shimmering synth character and frolicking jangle bolster the textured soundscape thereafter, reminding of Burial as chilly guitars align with a ghostly crackling. “Queen of Carthage” is abundant in atmosphere and structural momentum, marking a certain success from Taroug that has us firmly anticipating their debut full-length.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ 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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