Shlohmo – Buried

Cristian Pagu

Shlohmo’s maturity has taken a sudden turn and crossed into that well known dark existential phase. As of late, he’s been hard at work producing some new tunes and his new album is out April 7. For Dark Red, Shlohmo opted for something darker than his usual uplifting sonic shenanigans. His brilliant sound spontaneity has been replaced here by dark alley moods and things dripping of violence and devastation. That’s what he says. He basically surrendered his creativity and embraced all the things, good and bad, that popped out while in the studio. Buried is a brutal nightmare that features a polarizing sound filled with anxiety, confusion and heavy breathing.

Hence the arrival of the 2nd single off the Dark Red LP, Buried. Therefore, colour us curious. And that curiosity comes to a halt and does 360 degrees turns by exploring the circle of life and death. It’s somewhat of a sinister vision, but one that left us mesmerized.

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…but this particular rose has its thorns spiked in an exaggerated defence. The whole bloody affair is lighted by heavily saturated neons and excessively sharpened frames, with an exceptional cinematography that, yet again, belongs in the artsy short film festival world. Buried follows one barefoot girl, torn by desperation and forces unseen to human eye. It will take you places you don’t want to go. There’s a poltergeist crossing the LA river alongside her. It cannot be reasoned or bargained with. An alien presence that has impregnated her with a monster is here now to claim its spawn.



Cristian PaguShlohmo – Buried

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