Posted on September 13th, 2022
[as seen on FLOOD Magazine]
This Friday, Swiss experimental post-grunge outfit Disco Doom will release their fourth album with Mt. Surreal also marking their first full-length since 2014. The release’s first two singles were characteristically experimental recordings working within the tail end of grunge and lo-fi indie rock as churned out by Deerhunter (although marked by the unexpected left turns of Deerhoof). But the final single before the record arrives later this week takes a dissonant turn—“Patrik” ambles along for nearly five minutes like a rat in a maze unable to find the exit, leaving the listener with a sense of unease the band was intending to impart.
“The song was written and arranged directly in the studio,” the group shares. “Its immediate recording was important to us to not lose that nervous feeling which we were fascinated by. We wanted to keep the freshness of the new idea in the recording.”
To heighten that sense of nervousness, the track arrives with a visual that sees the band having a normal one, placing themselves motionless in various positions that recall familiar iconography ranging from Wyeth’s Christina’s World to The Blair Witch Project. Check it out below, and pre-order Mt. Surreal here.