The Earthly Frames – “Cicatrise Dud”

The new single from Maryland-based project The Earthly Frames, “Cicatrise Dud” shows an immersive art-pop sound with electronic intrigue. Futuristic, robot-feeling vocal effects intertwine with spacey synth tones and murky guitar strums. Wordless vocals linger underneath, driving into a concluding vocal lead and clanging synth/percussive interplay. The track represents a continued success from the project of Gabriel Walsh, catching our ears last year with the track “Taped Over.”

The track consumes in its eerie vocal intrigue and overall sense of futuristic unease. “I was losing sleep,” the intriguing vocal layers admit, with a steady thumping bass and warbled synth effects enjoyably melding. The two-minute turn shows well in its dazed, wordless vocal backing and sturdy guitar work. “Cicatrise Dud” is a creatively engaging output from The Earthly Frames.

This 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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