Ahead of a European tour with Grimes and appearances at The Great Escape & Dot to Dot festivals, Doldrums - the musical venture produced by Canadian artist Airick Woodhead - releases a 3 track single of brand new material on limited edition 12” vinyl.
The title track, "Egypt" is the first single from his upcoming debut album, to be released later this year. Recontextualing the bombshelter desperation of the Montreal noise scene into an 8 minute warehouse club jam that's far more ambitious, sophisticated, and accessible than anything he's attempted before, Egypt takes from UK and European electronic music but places an unmistakably North American attitude at its core. Doldrumsʼ music deals with the loss of the individual, a bodiless, Soma-fried peeling back of surface emotions to expose an attitude both utterly bleak and mesmerizing. On 'Egypt', his androgynous voice comes across mid-panic attack, floating in a sea of chopped up samples, disembodied vocals and primal percussion that almost does bring to mind an ancient, crumbling civilization.
As a member of the last generation to remember life pre-internet and 24 hour status updates, Doldrumsʼ music deals with the loss of the individual in an increasingly altruistic society. His androgynous voice comes across mid-panic attack, floating in a sea of chopped up samples, disembodied vocals and primal percussion. Spearing between electro-hallucinogenic freak outs and languid nostalgia, his tracks somehow manage to elevate classic pop melodies above a sample saturated sound collage.