The cult of dom keller (uk/fuzz club)
The Cult of Dom Keller (Heavy psychedelic)
Territory : Asia
For the last decade these DIY sonic alchemists have been creating whacked out soundscapes and songs that appear to have been born from another universe, all from the confines of their sonic bunker. The Midlands four-piece make the kind of experimental goth-tinged psych that fans of Swans and The Icarus Line will find pleasurable – this is a band unafraid to take risks.
The Cult Of Dom Keller released their latest album ‘Goodbye To The Light’ in 2016. Released on legendary indie label Fuzz Club (A Place To Bury Strangers, Dead Skeletons), it’s by far their most experimental release to date. Speaking of first single ‘Broken Arm Of God,’ the band said “we wanted it to sound like a volcano giving birth to an atomic bomb. It has bass and baritone guitar that killed 3 guitar amps in one afternoon, then a studio preamp. It’s probably costing us a fortune in damages and repairs. The result was exactly what we wanted though”.
This band can make a lot of noise. To focus on that however would be to negate what makes this band truly beguiling: nuance. Take ‘Deepest Pit Of Emptiness’ for example – its prog leanings combined with a decidedly English vocal delivery are as distinctive and profound as anything released in 2016.