Open Eye Signal was a 2013 track from “Immunity” – the fourth studio album by Kingston, Surrey (UK) musician and producer Jon Hopkins – which was stuffed with mini-symphonies and idyllic atmospheres.
Now the Cork-based Irish dream-pop shoegazers “Elastic Sleep” have created a unique cover of the track – grasping the electro of Jon Hopkins but providing a dark and brooding guitar sound.
We had a listen:
Yes this is as dark as the talons on a midnight owl – with a shimmer that seems almost drowned out by a flood-tide of liberating grey smoke.
The higher pigments are silvery gunmetal – the vocals from lead singer Muireann Levis are apparitional in quality – almost hallucinatory.
This is a lucid dream of madness and threatening dark shapes… yet it still manages to encapsulate a lurid beauty that could certianly be defined as romantic.
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