Shisd – “Charcoal 26th May” (Official Video)
“Charcoal 26th May” is the single from young Shisd‘s debut release しSD. From Sydney-via-Canberra, Felix Idle layers hollowing vocals over gyrating samples and field recordings, finally reaching a cacophony of noise. His EP is out on the brand new label Wood & Wire, the new compatriot to New Weird Australia. Pay what you will for the track below, which comes with an assortment of remixes from the likes of Juota (now Victoria Kim) and Scissor Lock, and watch the debut video as well.
Here are a few words from Felix about the track:
“Charcoal 26th May” was written based around a field recording I made last year, late at night in the foyer of Canberra art school. The lyrics deal with isolation and a sense of impersonality (kind of an anti-social theme runs through most lyrics I wrote on the EP, though this was sung by my bro Cape North). Hopefully it brings to mind the kind windy winter night on which it was made.
Finn made this video over the last month or so and I think it fits really well with the lyrical themes and pacing of the track.