By Robin Ogden
I’d been eagerly awaiting the follow up to Pentagram Home Video’s seminal synth offering, ‘Who’s Out There?’, since the end of last year. Slumber is PHV’s latest foray into formalist synthesis, a super realised analog soundtrack to the upcoming short apocalyptic science fiction film of the same name, directed by Martin Lancaster and Jack McFarlane.
Stark, brutal, raw and honest, Slumber is a wondrously driven dystopian experience. Substance is prized over surface, there is no hiding behind over production and gloss, and the whole score has been meticulously recorded to tape. A hauntingly awesome and at times chillingly experimental soundtrack from start to finish.
Slumber comes very, very highly recommended by Synthetix.FM, and is available both digitally and on limited edition cassette from Pentagram Home Video’s Bandcamp here and Death Waltz’s imprint Transmission Records here.