For years, the Pittsburgh duo Zombi has been making sluggish, atmospheric, intense instrumental music. Zombi’s music takes cues from psychedelia, prog, and krautrock, however because the band identify implies, the band’s truest inspirations are the horror-movie soundtracks of the ’70s and ’80s. Final 12 months, Zombi returned from a five-year break with a brand new album referred to as 2020, and it’s onerous to think about a extra dread-inducing title than that. Since then, they’ve launched a split with Uniform, with each bands remixing one another. At this time, Zombi announce that they’ll launch a brand new EP referred to as Liquid Crystal this spring, they usually’ve launched a brand new observe.
The six-minute “Black Forest” is a pulsating dark-neon instrumental that mixes needling synth arpeggios with reside drums and proggy guitar riffage. For this band, it’s a comparatively upbeat observe, and its complete vibe is extra Knight Rider than Argento. Nonetheless, like all Zombi music, it would presumably sound finest if you’re out driving at evening. Try the tune and the Liquid Crystal tracklist beneath.
03 “Liquid Crystal”
04 “Turning Factors”
05 “Black Forest”
Liquid Crystal is out 5/14 on Relapse. That cowl artwork is fairly.