This album is important. simple as that. Its jarringly beautiful , a true example for other electronic artists. who knew humans were capable of such spectacular tracks? tasteful, intelligent and terrifyingly ahead of its time. even the album name / art is amazing. can i reccomend it enough?
Favorite track: The Holy City Devoid Of Life (Once The Sinners Descended And The War Came To An End).
In early-2017, we were introduced to Manchester-based producer, Alex Harris, AKA Thugwidow, through our label affiliate, Sangam. He had sent us a folder with dozens of unheard demos which would later be finalized in Thugwidow's debut "Dead Colony". However, during that time, they quietly began a full-on collaborative project which would later become "The Holy City Is Empty".
In 'The Holy City Is Empty', Sangam provides a radical deconstructive atmosphere, while, Thugwidow, intersects it with unnervingly complex breakbeat rhythms and deep cerebral basslines. Distinct in tone and direction and straight to the point, both producers manage to inter-splice their respective styles and detail to sound effortlessly.
"Sangam's heart-rending ambient melodies and Thugwidow's virtuosic breakbeat chopping meet on this gorgeous opening track from the duo's new collaborative album." on 'Messenger Of God'—Resident Advisor
released March 2, 2018
All songs written & produced by Sangam & Thugwidow.
Artwork by LILLITH twin.
Mastered by Dilwitch at K-Labs.
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When I put this album on I feel like I've been transported to another place and time. Purple pastel buildings and lights as far as the eye can see, an endless metropolis that exists as a dream. steverie