30-08-2023 Music 135

Alien Gothic - High and Dry

Alien Gothic - High and Dry

Denver-based artist Alien Gothic presents their debut album 'High and Dry', following the lead singles 'Shine The Lights' and 'In The Night', which portrays these darklings on an existential quest. With 17 tracks on offer, the hour-long album is released via Colorado imprint Latenight Weeknight Records.

Conjuring up music that can be described as gloom from other worlds, the duo - made up of Ryan Policky of A Shoreline Dream and Andy Uhrmacher of Genessier - has been trying to find their way back to the original trajectory they were on previous to crash landing. Stretching cosmic goth music into a whole new realm, the duo combines all the elements they have been striving to integrate into the project over the four years since they launched this project.

Recorded from 2020-2023, Alien Gothic takes a journey out of a world gone mad, to spread a sound that is immersive and rich with varied instrumentation.

"It’s something we knew would destroy the seedy, cobweb filled dance clubs of the past, bringing forth a new era of goth... alien goth!" says Ryan Policky.

Alien Gothic creates deep gothic electronica, fused with spatial goth autoharp symphonies, deep mellotron overtures mixed with noises from unknown origins on the vast hour-long debut. Themes and words recall events that the duo have had from the far reaches of the beyond. With deep beats, lush goth rock entwines with psych and shoegaze layers to create cosmic, pulsating melodies.

Soundscaping goth is what these artists have become known for elsewhere along the milky way, their spectrums now hitting earth to bring forth a dreary alien orchestra, lost deep in a dark forest beyond the normal stretches of human imagination.


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