Philadelphia-based synth duo Hallowed Bells continue to expand and deepen their dreamy sound on Violet Hands, a new cassette that was first released in Europe on Paris-based Hylé Tapes.
On Violet Hands, Alison Stout and Darian Scatton explore a darker, denser sound while revealing more details of the strange and beautiful world they introduced on their self-titled debut. This time around they have added more complex beats, willful chromaticism and modular synth noise to their signature blend of rich analog washes and delicate digital textures. Their retro-futuristic sound palette and the immersive cinematic feel of their recent work has led to comparisons to Italian horror soundtrackers Goblin and cerebral electronic pop greats Broadcast.
Go to hallowedbells.bandcamp.com/album/violet-hands
to purchase a download of Violet Hands.
released September 4, 2015
Alison Stout: Beats & Synths
Darian Scatton: Synths