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The Keep Releases New EP Out Now Via Houndstooth

November 6, 2020
Photo credit: Madeline Masarik

THE KEEP

Announces new EP out now via Houndstooth
Shares title-track & video “Apocrypha”

After signing to Houndstooth last year, The Keep is back with a new EP ‘Apocrypha‘, out today, Nov 6th. Now he’s sharing the title track online, with a video directed by Kamil Dymek and animated by Pawel Ptak.

Speaking about the new record, The Keep said “‘Apocrypha’ was inspired by a score I had written earlier in the year for a short film titled In Blood. It uses elements of the score and sound design, and some of the film’s themes are reflected in the track. 

Both tracks on this EP explore ideas of delusion, creating false narratives to justify terrible actions and being driven by imaginary forces.

In that context ‘Apocrypha’ is the action and ‘Up Into The Gold’ is the aftermath. The video for Apocrypha is an interpretation of how that person might perceive the uncontrollable forces that drive them.”

This eerie soundscape opens with layers of distortion, manipulated soundbites and obscure noises and instantly sets this destructive yet ominous atmosphere. The abundance of electronic elements assists to the intensity of this track, at its core this addictive rhythm plays out to mesmerize the listener. The aura sends chills in the compelling yet challenging arrangement.

The Keep is the solo project of Gothenburg-based Oliver Knowles who blends a collection of drones, noise and rhythms. ‘Apocrypha‘ EP was mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis in London and is available via Bandcamp as a pay what you like release here.

‘Apocrypha’ EP tracklist:
1. Apocrypha
2. Up Into The Gold

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