In our recent interview with Seven Lions, we discussed how we couldn’t think of many other artists making fantasy or story-based electronic music. Cue Druid Cloak — an American producer who’s next EP, Bastion of The Sterling Thrones marks the third in a series of themed releases.
See his words on the EP below.
The story opens upon the epic introduction of the Archpriest. Thick 808s, down-tuned choir vocals & chopped jungle breaks encapsulate the power of the Archpriest and his vile, terrifying nature.
Sterling Thrones is the soundtrack for the battle between light and dark. Mutilated, tinny arp runs, shuffling drums and the exhales of struggle set the tone for the climax of the storyline.
Our hero has defeated the Archpriest only by a thread. The Poultice spirals us into a scene of a healing hero reaching for his princess. Angsty vocal cuts and lush leads provide a perfect backdrop for the happy ending for our hero.
The three new original works showcase the evolution of Druid Cloak’s intricate production style while maintaining some of his signature reverb-soaked plucks and hazy vocal samples from previous releases.
Bastion of The Sterling Thrones is out September 9 with digital and limited edition clear 12-inch vinyl options through Bad Taste Records. Check the previews below, including a spine tingling bmore-meets-techno rework from Brooklyn’s Tony Quattro, and a dark, industrial bounce from Nottingham, UK’s Timbah.