The Witches single is the first proper release from Pyramids of Mars. Coming from Rouge Mécanique, writer and producer Romain Azzaro, the EP precedes a full-length album due later this year through the Pyramids of Mars label.
In Rouge Mécanique Azzaro brings his love of guitars, trippy psychedelic house, post-punk and disco. A-side 'Witches' is a discordant, heavy and chugging slab of textured eletronica. Distorted guitars howl as a looping bass line thrums and a chaotic flurry of voices fight for attention.
On side b is 'Stingray', a track originally composed a fashion show from Aurelia Paumelle. It's a slow moving and poisonous sounding track full of darkly strummed guitars and looped and shuffling drum beats. Little ambient details embellish the track with atmosphere - live rhythms click away in the background, UFO sounds laser there way across your mind, a tambourine fizzes in the background.
The fact this is published by Rekids is reflected in the sound of this release and you could easily see it as at home their. Rouge Mécanique stick appears to be cleverly constructed and atmospheric post-punk disco, and I'll gladly take it.
Witches is released through Pyramids of Mars on Monday. Along with a standard single release there will be 50 copies released with a special leather sleeve designed by Aurelia Paumelle that will be exclusively stocked at LN-CC in London. Preview both tracks below: