Högni (Hjaltalín, GusGus) has unveiled "Crash", a new single from upcoming Erased Tapes debut Two Trains.
This new track joins up with "Komdu Með" to preview the concept record. Högni's coo is clearer than before, writhing through a rippling bed of strings and electronics - gone are ecclesiastical flourishes and in their stead are techno waves, pulsing and fizzing away. It's a heady mesh of synthetic and organic styles that grows gradually into an abyssal club banger. Högni is a master of contrasts here.
"Through the thumping percussive accents and lamenting strings, the story envisions a catastrophic event in which a man is liberated from distress and affronts death as a passage," explains Högni. "A suicidal musical incline."