Pram of Dogs is a project born from an obsession with forgotten film scores and cult cinema. Working with vintage synths and overdubbing reel to reel tape, the London-based artist collected sounds over a number of years and pieced together his debut release Matter – Anti, a score to a film that doesn’t exist.
The album, embellished with the gentle wow and flutter of tape, possesses a tremendous breadth of vintage, cinematic sounds across its 9 tracks. The opening track “The King Crowned” showcases Pram of Dogs’ knack for creating hazy minimalist pieces, while the solo distorted synth line on “M.H.S.” carries huge emotional weight, representing an imagined moment of crisis. A particularly beautiful ambient moment appears on “Existence”, its shimmering textures gliding alongside a simple melody. The lead single “Teeth” is perhaps the most striking piece on the album though, with its masterfully layered analogue synths, rising and falling like a massive tidal wave.
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