Soon on Denovali Rec.: A Dead Forest Index
by Herr B.
»Denovali Records and OSCL Records will release the Antique EP in summer 2012 and the debut album of A Dead Forest Index in September 2012. Melbourne based A Dead Forest Index are brothers Adam & Sam Sherry, forming a minimalist two piece. Drawing on elements centred around rhythmic pulls and washes of vocals, the guitar & percussion clatters in and around measured structures, that can end abruptly, or drift off into tapping decrescendos where the harmony does find a resolution.
Antique brings to life a sound that is strikingly original and sincere. This music recalls and is homage to a by-gone era. Lyrically engulfing forms are highlighted by repetition, or isolated acapella moments, that mark this collection as a unique and important first release. A fresh new sound which should please fans of a mixture of Scott Walker, Chelsea Wolfe, Einstürzende Neubauten, Bela Bartok or Dead Can Dance.«
In my opinion, I would add Esben & the Witch as reference here, too. But hey, on the other hand, who cares?