Ritual Cloak Share New Single/ Video “High Teens Low Twenties”
Back in February, we were introduced to the impressive sounds of Ritual Cloak, as the duo released their first two tracks from their highly anticipated forthcoming album release. Since our introduction, we’ve been obsessed with the stellar compositions the band has been teasing us with.
As Ritual Cloak’s sophomore album draws closer, the band are now unveiling their next track taken from the album. ‘High Teens, Low Twenties’ will be released digitally on the 2nd April 2021, we are delighted to share the new video and single streaming exclusively below. The track follows in the vein of the previous singles ‘Opaque Crater‘ and ‘White Noise’ with the duos unique approach to post-rock, cinematic soundscapes.
The band explain the process of recording the song:
“High Teens Low Twenties is one of our favourite tracks to come out of the second album’s recording session. It came about as Dan had forgotten he’d stored a reversed loop of a simple arpeggio on his loop pedal. When we were setting up in the studio for a session Dan clicked the looper on as it was flashing and this sound just burst out! We both looked at each other and got to work immediately, and the song was pretty much finished by the end of that day.”
High Teens Low Twenties starts with the crucial manipulation of organic textures and natural tones against this cascading wave of tender white noise. The atmosphere instantly provides this compelling current to the rich release, the beat begins to build and the power strengthens, the building of this intricate piece becomes an aspect to easily fixate on but before long you are at the center of this immersive creation. This bass low end emerges before the melody makes itself well known.
Ritual Cloak has delicately developed this lasting atmospheric ensemble, drawing on these minimalist attributes before the addition of this cutting somewhat jarring synth wave that devours your full attention. With High Teens Low Twenties, the arrangement faces this clashing structure, colliding moments of space and softer notes with sudden intense and brash synth formations. The outfit infuses these delectable floor-filling beats into the spacious yet industrial-edged soundscape. The new video showcases the hypnotizing efforts of this outfit. Once again this band delivers a composition that showcases their attention to detail as they delicately stack layer upon layer to their experimental entity.
Ritual Cloak is comprised of Daniel Barnett, formerly of the band Samoans, and drummer / producer Andrew Sanders. The duo met in 2013 after Daniel answered an ad for a guitarist to join the backing band for singer Jemma Roper. An instant kinship was struck, with both Daniel and Andrew embracing experimentation and a shared love of electronic music. After the split of Samoans in 2018, the pair began playing around with instrumental textures and piano-led ambient soundscapes, all resulting in their well-received debut in 2019. Early tracks such as Everyone Is Hungover So I Walked The Mountain Alone were quickly picked up by BBC Radio Wales and SWN Festival, culminating in their debut live show at the festival shortly afterwards.
‘High Teens, Low Twenties’ will be released across digital platforms on April 2nd, 2021 with ‘Divine Invasions’ following on 7th May, 2021. You can preorder the heavyweight, limited edition white vinyl now.