Salem – Water EP


I personally find it incredibly annoying when a band’s hype seems to override the music. With that in mind, I should pretty much hate Salem. The band has built up some kind of mythical status due to the fact that they’ve played live about twice and have apparently never been photographed. Throw in a couple of EPs that were sold only through a Japanese language website and cult status is pretty much assured. There’s something about this band that I find very interesting though and they’re pretty much like nothing i’ve ever heard before. First off, this EP is dark, both musically and lyrically (the ones you can make out anyway). Salem are basically an electro band playing a crazy mix of dubstep and drone, which sounds pretty bad on paper but is pretty fucking intriguing in reality, almost like the echoes of acts like Burial and Fourtet twisted into something infinitely more complex and ambiguous. They’re on Merok records over here in the UK so I think it’s fair to say they could build up quite a following. A word of warning, I listened to this pretty late at night and kept on checking over my shoulder as if there was someone standing behind me. Make of that what you will.


2 Responses to “Salem – Water EP”

  1. 1 talkshowonmute May 25, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Hey dude,
    just wondering if you could have a listen to my EP and if you like it post it up here?

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