A Dead Forest Index – ‘Empty and Dark I Shall Raise My Lantern’ (mp3)
So this is a pretty creepy track. As far as I can tell, there’s just a simple, steady percussive beat and then a heap of vocal tracks and harmonies that chant, among other things, the titular phrase. The song progresseswith a sinister plods, accumulating voices as it goes until the high harmony kicks in at the end and break it apart.
A Dead Forest Index are a Melbourne-based duo consisting of brothers Adam and Sam Sherry and they’ve got a residency at the Workers Club throughout November. I’d be interested to see how they get this onto the live stage; I’m guessing some sort of loop pedal/sampler is involved. The rest of their stuff is more guitar-based if this is too sparse for your liking, but all of it is married by the haunted atmosphere these guys drape over their songs.