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Hypnotic and mesmeric, the haunting music that Brazilian artist Babe, Terror makes belies its origins: originally conceived as a soundtrack to 'cold Saturday afternoons' at home and long, late night walks around his hometown of Sao Paulo, his tracks are not so much songs as compelling, unsettling aural landscapes; lush, cinematic stories rendered as washes of electronica, absorbing influences as disparate as 50s pop, Tropicalia and cold wave and distilling them to their ghostly essence.
After winning acclaim with releases in 2008 from the likes of The New Yorker, Pitchfork and Uncut, Phantasy Sound (founded by Erol Alkan and home to fellow mavericks like Connan Mockasin and Late of the Pier) is finally introducing the UK to the unusual charms of Babe, Terror.
Here Phantasy Sound drop a second EP. Lead track “Havai” sounds like a Joe Meek record being played in reverse, with Spartan whirrs and clicks, gorgeously desolate vocals and shredded, atmospheric layers all creating a magnificently sustained exercise in suspense and eerie beauty. Remixes come courtesy of dream pop / chillwave merchant Memory Tapes, and, on the other end of the spectrum, Duke Dumont, to create a tantalising one-two punch to introduce UK audiences to the strange, spooked world of Babe, Terror.
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