Friday, 1 October 2010

Witch House

It's official, the Witch House scene has taken off and is taking the music world by storm. The genre of 'Witch House' is one that is very difficult to describe. It is basically dark, haunted sounding, electronic music with a huge influence from not only '80s gothic bands but also the 90's chop and screw hip-hop sampling technique. They sound like they're continuing the work of their hyped predecessors dubstep and 'chillwave'. It really does need to be heard to be understood, a surprisingly unique sounding genre. However, you can't help but feel a huge amount of the hype this genre is getting is down to the way the musicians present themselves. A large amount of them have stayed anonymous or clouded in mystery by having no communication with the media. Also, a lot of the bands also have, quite frankly, bizarre names such as oOoOO, †‡†, and ///▲▲▲\\\. I honestly can't tell if this is just a phase or something that is hear to stay. I suppose we're just going to have to wait and find out. Anyway, here's a track by Salem called King Night for your listening pleasure.


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