Listening to Darryl Blood‘s “Maelstrom,” I’m taken into a dark world of nightmares. So it seems, with the strange industrial-esque sounds inhabiting the background. There is a faint pulse beating every couple of seconds and occasionally what sounds to be a loud foghorn blasting its whereabouts in a darkened chamber full of mist. Occasionally the singer makes himself heard with indistinguishable words and phrases. It sounds like Roach from Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs. And so the song sounds as if it would be a fitting soundtrack to such a movie. Or one could just as easily picture this piece as an accompaniment to Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Descent into the Maelstrom.” The musical tone is sure dark enough.
Purchase a physical CD on Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly, Vol #44:
released June 27, 2016
Recorded & mixed April 23-24, 2016 by D. Blood @ Black Apple West, CA
Voices: J. Greene, D. Blood
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