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New LSTNGT: “Hydropolis”

LSTNGT will take part in a new compilation coming out via Eco Futurism Corporation later this week, and their “Hydropolis” serves as a preview of what to expect. It’s one to bathe in, at least for a little bit — the first stretch of the song features sampled chanting played behind the sort of synths and piano melodies that have defined a small but striking community of Japanese artists creating unsettling electronic music with touches of grace (Cemetery being the other big name). “Hydropolis” aims for a slightly unsettling wash for the most part, though it picks up the intensity slightly for its final stretch. Yet that feeling of being draped in sound is what artists in this zone do so well, and this is a solid entry in that style. Listen above.