BLISS SIGNAL is a Blackened New Metal project between James Kelly (WIFE, ALTAR OF PLAGUES) and UK DJ / Producer MUMDANCE. BLISS SIGNAL strips down black metal’s mechanical repetitive elements to their essence, refined to a sharp, singular and powerful metallic core swathed in expansive synths, and shoegaze textures. Blast beats are replaced with analog drum machines. Shimmering synths wash over a heavily distorted staccato guitar.
The result is instrumental music that is intense and propulsive, with an ecstatic, occasionally ambient quality. The expansive sound fabric of BLISS SIGNAL is one ultimately reflective of the project’s conjured moniker. A shining beacon drawing you to oblivion.
The project debuted at Unsound Festival last year in Krakow & has since played at Berlin’s Berghain for CTM Festival, Mutek Barcelona, Doom over Leipzig & Heart of Noise Innsbruck
released August 10, 2018
Written & produced by Bliss Signal
Mixed by Bliss Signal & Jaime Gomez Arellano ar Orgone Studios
Additional engineering by Jaime Gomez Arellano ar Orgone Studios
Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road
If you even loved his previous works like me, I can't say for sure whether or not this one will appeal to you. It's certainly a lot more on the experimental side but nonetheless, it's a nearly flawless effort to my ears. wasteofoxygen