Deep Dive Species – ‘Habitat’


A heady instrumental journey spans from industrial intrigue to lush entrancement on Habitat, the second full-length album from Deep Dive Species. The New York-based virtual band comprises electronic producer Vadim Militsin and guitarist Sergiy Popovich. They combine their talents into a riveting sound, one that embraces atmospheric synth movements alongside guitar tones that range from the distorted rock suaveness of “Adventus” to the wailing, ghostly intrigue within “Green Mist.”

A fantastic follow-up to their debut LP Aquaphilia, Habitat blends inventive originality with some nostalgic touching stones and inspirations. A cinematic flair arrives in the form of “Triple Peaks,” whose murmuring guitar tones and jazzy percussive flow are evident nods to Twin Peaks; the Lynchian vibe is palpable. “Unconditional” is another ear-catcher, with its plucky guitar movements and flourishing synth pad. Trip-hop more your thing? The spacey, warbled immersion of “Arizonan” is gripping. The collaboration of a self-proclaimed “synth lover” and eclectic guitarist continues to be a fantastic success with Habitat.

“Habitat” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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