SULKIN’ RAVEN – “CAVING IN ON SADNESS”

Combining the lo-fi sound signatures of chiptune with the ascending structure of post-rock, “Caving in on Sadness” by Sulkin’ Raven is a gamble that pays off. While essentially a post-rock song in terms of dynamics and overall structure, Kevin De Nicolo heightens each crescendo by infusing glitching beats, lo-fi bass lines and joy in the randomness and chaos of chiptune into each peak and valley – a move not unlike This Will Destroy You’s recent augmentation of electronic programming into their inherently emotional tracks. Great work by this adventurous musician. 

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