Alex Cuervo has been rattling skulls for years in punk & garage bands like The Hex Dispensers, Blacktop, This Damn Town & Feast of Snakes. 2011 saw the release of two solo EPs under his own name, exploring his interest in darker, synth-oriented punk music. Since then, the Texan native has not only honed his skills on the synthesizer, but constructed this 13-song suite of instrumentals that owe a serious debt to the pioneers of late-seventies horror soundtracks like John Carpenter, Italo-prog masters Goblin & the work of German pioneers Tangerine Dream.
“Espectrostatic” unfolds like the soundtrack to a lost horror classic, with it’s pulsing synths & ominous passages inferring the unleashing of an ancient, horror creating a Lovecraft-ian musical journey. The tracks range from near ambient clouds of dread (”Consulting The Necronauts”) to throbbing tunes that could almost be mistaken for the goth-club floor-fillers created by Skinny Puppy & Soft Cell (”Phantom Swarm”). This is music made for the night & all things that reside therein. The LP edition of “Espectrostatic” is pressed on black vinyl & includes a download code. Features sleeve design from reknowned designer/illustrator Jason Willis.
RIYL: Goblin, Fabio Frizzi, John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream, Umberto, Skinny Puppy