Skinny the Apocalypse – The Digital Self: Lucidly Progressive Industrial EDM

Posted on 15th July 2018

Skinny the Apocalypse are back with their latest single The Digital Self; a mash up of Prog Rock and Industrious EDM. The end result? Mind blowing.

The harsh, haunted macabre ensembles progress seamlessly throughout the mix, creating a resonance that really draws you into the melodies, especially when they start to throw you off with extended, intricately sublime guitar riffs around the digital effects. Whilst the lyrics don’t really add much to the mix due to their sporadic placements, and lack of contingency, they add the perfect touch of humanity in an otherwise mechanically dominated track. I’ve spent my life listening to EDM and never come across a sound as progressive and prodigal as what Skinny the Apocalypse have cooked up.

It’s easy to get lost within the lucid mix, combined with the music video, you’re in for one hell of a trip! You can check out Skinny the Apocalypse’s latest track The Digital Self for yourself over on YouTube.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Skinny The Apocalypse – The Digital Self (single)

August 3, 2018 By The Ark of Music 0 Comments

Inspired heavily by EDM, Hip-Hop, Soul, and Rock, Skinny The Apocalypse (a.k.a., Stuart Pike), began as a club DJ in the city of Bristol, UK before moving into the world of music production.

Now, the rapper, singer, producer—who’s influences include the likes of Vektor, Borgore, Run The Jewels, Ghostmane, NIN, and many more—has just dropped his debut EP, The Digital Self, from which the lead-off single (by the same name) has come across our radar.

Complex and interwoven with layers of sometimes airy—sometimes abrasive—synth, the track is an immediately recognizable derivative of 80’s synth-pop—and—modern electro-pop. A haunting and effects-laden melody, flow-of-consciousness-style lyrics, and an etheric electric guitar solo (at the 2:28 mark), create a dark and dreamy industrial landscape of sound which is both dicey and emotive.

“I will wait for you somewhere without time
Lean your head closer, everything is fine…”

If The Digital Self is to your liking, you’ll want to check out the rest of the EP on YouTube, in order to experience the full spectrum of Skinny’s unique and creative method of melody composition and production. In particular, I’m digging the hip-hop influence which—sometimes subtly, sometimes not-so-subtly—underlies every track. Very unique. Very interesting.

 

WHOSE LOVECHILD…?
Information Society
 meets AWOLNATION…

BELOW:  Watch/Listen to Skinny The Apocalypse’s single, The Digital Self, and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Skinny The Apocalypse by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music! 

 

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Experimental musician Skinny the Apocalypse releases new single 'Judas Tattoo'

Experimental producer Skinny the Apocalypse has released a brand new single titled 'Judas Tattoo'. Accompanied with a barrage of black and white imagery, Skinny has stated that the song contains elements of synthpop, darkwave, and industrial. You can stream the single directly below:

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