You’ve heard of phantom limbs? What about phantom loves: the sensation that a lover or relationship long severed is still within arm’s reach and the sudden jolt of reality when you remember they’re gone. Teen Ravine set out to capture that disorientating feeling with “Hall of Horrors”. Its dreamy, hypnotic beats and lullaby crooning are deeply suggestive of that somnambulant state; of being lost in familiar surroundings; of being scared shitless by your thoughts, unable to control the horrors generated by your own mind.
The Toronto-based duo of Nick Rose and Dan Griffin says “We want to make music that feels like you’re floating in a warm bath occasionally looking down at your weird naked body.” They succeed, and frighteningly so. Just when you thought it was safe to put a pair of headphones on again, “Hall of Horrors” reflects back those monsters from within. Submit at your own risk.
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