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No Gods Here – Lights in the Sky: An Ethereally Dark Sci-Fi Thriller

No Gods Here’s latest Alt-Electronica single, ‘Lights in the Sky’, goes beyond sound. The artist and producer orchestrated an ethereally dark sci-fi thriller that unfolds in the space of just 4:33-minutes. It’s safe to say that Jeff Wayne has new competition.

Here’s how No Gods Here sets the scene for Lights in the Sky:

The United Kingdom. 26 December 1980.

As darkness fell, an RAF security patrol observed a series of strange lights descending into the gloom-laden Rendlesham Forest.
An investigative team was dispatched.
The officers noted burn marks and broken branches – a mysterious triangular pattern was also discovered on the forest floor.
This is what they heard.’

At the risk of revealing the plot, Lights in the Sky starts with piercing trepidation that fills you with the same amount of dread as when you know a jump scene is coming in a horror film. Instead of finding an ominous figure in the mirror, you’re slammed into the glitchy static of distorted drum & bass beats that are accented by reports of responders at the scene. Towards the outro, Lights in the Sky submerges itself further into darkness with noisy no-wave inclination.

On that basis, it’s very unlikely we’ll forget the London-based one-man-machine any time soon.

Lights in the Sky is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Luke Taylor – Decay: Edgy, Resonant Drum & Bass Fresh from The UK

Call me a nihilist, but there’s something about a macabre song title that catches my eye. Luke Taylors new track Decay certainly didn’t disappoint. This Drum & Mass style medley of chaotic sound may only be 2.08 minutes long, but it delivers everything you would expect from a Drum & Bass hit, from distortion to blistering snares, it’s got it all.

Luke Taylor is an underground enigma from Kent, UK that has become a major contender in the Drum & Bass scene for his home produced tracks. His baselines offer the movement and mood to take you along with the upbeat classic D&B sound. Decay mixes together elements of unbridled energy to leave you in a chaotically zen state. The filters, distortions and modulations are absolutely flawless, my only criticism would be that the track wasn’t longer.

Check out Decay on the SoundCloud link below, where there are plenty of the tracks by the artist to enjoy, this new young artist is showing no signs of slowing down, he’s constantly throwing new sounds into the mix, for fans of the more melodic sound you can sample some of his more ambient sounds through tracks such as Sinister