The dark electronic band DOGTABLET featuring Jared Louche (CHEMLAB), Martin King (TEST DEPT.) and Roberto Soave are pleased to announce the release of their full-length album, Feathers & Skin.
For fans of: Coil, Portishead, Pink Floyd, Underworld, Bauhaus
DOGTABLET’s individual parts all make sense on their own, but together they should not. Combine the people involved in Industrial agit-noise disruptors TEST DEPARTMENT with the baroque-goth figures SHELLEYAN ORPHAN as well as the machine rock’n’roll pioneers CHEMLAB. Add dashes of THE CURE and some BEAT GENERATION ghost voices and you’d naturally come out with a directionless howl of meaningless cacophony.
DOGTABLET’s sound is a rich mixture of thrumming yet down-tempo grooves that nestle comfortably next to luxurious, grey-skied soundscapes. Their aching yet driving sounds are never more effective than on their third album, the newly-released FEATHERS & SKIN. By turns lushly intimate and brashly sweaty, Martin King and Roberto Soave’s programming sweeps from delicate to darkly hypnotic, groove-drenched and disturbed, confidently cycling from threatening to comforting without missing a beat. Jared Louche, front man for Machine Rock band CHEMLAB, sings, croons, whispers and shouts throughout much of Feather And Skin, stretching the boundaries of the music even further with his whiskey-soaked, Bukowski-Waits-Burroughs delivery.
From “Shadowlands”, the opening track’s piano-infused funereal ache, through the body-positivity chants of “Skin Job” urging you out onto the sweaty dance floor, straight through to the profoundly unnerving closing song “Black Hound”, DOGTABLET’s sound blurs futurist with retro, electronic dance with experimental ambient, creating a mixture so unsettlingly broad that it defies easy characterization. With the mellifluous voices of Jenny Bellestar and Sapphira Vee folded into the expansive mix, DOGTABLET’s Feathers & Skin is the sound track of heartbreak and laughing catharsis dancing hand-in-hand at the end of the world.
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