TRACK REVIEW: The Folding Desert – Afterlife | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Turn off your mind, relax and sink into the shag carpet of Afterlife; the latest single from Newcastle’s surreal alt. rock outfit The Folding Desert. A paranormal ode to the limbo state of in-between love; the single feels like you are being hugged by a sentient furry sweater – whispering sugary-sweet psychedelic nothings into your ears.

Creeping in with a finger plucked acoustic riff, a false sense of being sweeps over before enveloping every sense in wave after wave of sultry synth. What follows is a collage of textures – each bringing its unearthly vibe to the show. Ethereal keyed melodies dance around transcendental vocals and crunchy celestial guitar takes you to the edge of dreamland and back – ready to go again.

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