Phondupe Drives Left Of Center Electronic Pop Music on Frenetic New Single “Fangtooth”
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“Introduce Yourself to the Ecstasy of Phondupe.” – Vice
“Fangtooth is about facing up to the things you’ve been avoiding – and being scared at what you find.” – Phondupe
On the heels of critical acclaim from the folktronica influenced and The Line of Best Fit approved “Abyssal -4400,” Sydney artist Phondupe returns with a warped new single “Fangtooth,” out October 29th on his very own Air Con imprint.
“Fangtooth” sees Phondupe’s distinct vocals paired with a pulsing barrel rhythm that evokes a sense of primal danger, propelling the listener into an anxious cacophony of industrial percussion and blistering footwork beats before giving way to an anthemic chorus synth line. The single matches a frenetic, industrial instrumental against an introspective vocal similarly to calm floating through chaos, which remains as a common theme through Phondupe’s music. He states that “The Fangtooth is one of the deepest living sea creatures in existence. And it looks like something from a horror film”. Further adding that “Fangtooth is about facing up to the things you’ve been avoiding – and being scared at what you find.”
“Fangtooth” follows on from the acclaimed “Abyssal -4400,” a single that blends ancestral folk with sparse electronica and skittering footwork beats which was described by Purple Sneakers Mag as “an absolute stomper of a track”. It also received international airplay and found a place on coveted Spotify playlist ‘Altar’.
Both tracks will feature on Phondupe’s forthcoming debut album ‘ONYKIA,’ which he describes as a project “about exploring the dark giants of our own minds.” The second in a series of six singles continues the dizzying sounds that have seen him support Jon Hopkins, Kiasmos and Machinedrum amongst others, “Fangtooth” will be followed up by a soon-to-be-announced tour and installation work at Melbourne Music Week.
An enigmatic figure pushing a fresh, idiosyncratic sound, “Fangtooth” sees Phondupe in scattergun mode as he dips into various styles and influences.
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