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Doldrums

Approaching in the late-2000s noises scene of Montreal, electronic producer Airick Woodhead started his solo task Doldrums this year 2010. Melding different facets of digital sequencing and loud sample-based noises with hypnotic pop constructions, Doldrums quickly surfaced in some random paths, 7″ singles, remixes, and a good VHS assortment of video clips. In 2011 Portishead was therefore shifted by Doldrums’ cover edition of their music “Run after the Rip” that they included his edition as the B-side of an individual launch of their unique edition. His developing profile led to the release of the debut EP, Empire Sound, that same yr, accompanied by the Egypt 12″ in 2012. Through this time around, Doldrums was touring thoroughly inside a three-person stage edition of the music group, playing displays with contemporaries like Grimes and Purity Band. A debut full-length, Reduced Bad, materialized in early 2013, gathering collectively the very best of Doldrums’ scattershot seems in to the project’s most cohesive appearance yet. Comprehensive touring implemented, and on some amounts, Woodhead’s encounters traversing the U.S. motivated the work that could become his following record. Borrowing its name from a Henry Miller reserve from the same name, 2015’s THE ENVIRONMENT Conditioned Nightmare shown lyrically promptly spent in the greater surreal elements of America, while musically the task began drawing even more from deeper digital influences.

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