Hm, it must be midwinter with 3 feet of snow on the ground and subzero wind chills. Today’s selection, just like last time, is ethereal and moody. Unlike last time, however, we’re on the other side of the pond and in deep electronic waters. Dead Ceremony is an electronic quartet from Kent, UK, and while they call themselves “pop-electronic,” don’t let that put you off for a moment. The just released “Frames,” from their forthcoming Looking Glass EP (due out in April) is a beautifully atmospheric and deliciously dreamy, nicely produced affair. Also just released is a lovely new website with stress-reducing waterfall visuals to put you back in a proper mindset after a long work day.
Dead Ceremony began in 2007 with Christopher Stewart’s solo compositions on piano. After writing early songs like “Trophy” and “Heartbeat,” he brought in his friend Timothy Worthington (Maths Time Joy). The band now includes David Trevillion (drums), Neil Allen (guitar) and Harry Pearce (bass). Influences include James Blake, Portishead and Australian musician Chet Faker. They’ll be playing their debut London show on March 2, at the equally moody and atmospheric St. Pancras Old Church.