From felte, the label founded by Ghostly label manager Jeff Owens, comes Public Memory's Veil Of Counsel.
Public Memory is a concoction of damaged dubbed-out percussion, unfurling tape-delayed synths and sparse sampling - all strung together by producer Robert Toher's snarling tenor. This music is a kind of exotic crossroads between krautrock, trip hop and coldwave, with traces of Kid A drifting up through its floor.
Recorded over a year spent in Los Angeles, the debut album Wuthering Drum was released on felte in March '16 followed by the “Gate At The End” single in June ‘16 which has since fostered a diverse following. The live band has actively been performing in Brooklyn and is coming off a long North American tour during the fall months of 2016.
Veil Of Counsel is the first formal release since the 2016 debut. With titles "Verdict," "Afterlife" and "Ecco", its three tracks seem to create a chronology that in themselves perhaps mark the end of the Wuthering Drum era, as the band anticipates a second album slated to be released in late 2017. Effectively, each track showcases a singular world, one distinct from the next. Each are different vestiges of paths not explored during Wuthering Drum, or maybe each is foreshadowing what may be yet to come, though Veil Of Counsel does not feel like a mere construction from the scraps left on its predecessor's cutting-room floor. These are ardent, earnest songs, crafted in colours and rhythms tapped right from the band's source; a kind of alien emotion that walks the tightrope between one part romantic, nostalgic - the other introspective and dystopian.
Veil Of Counsel
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