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Hypnotic, crunchy and full of psych-rock whimsy, the brand new single What Would You Be When You Die? from Adelaide/Tarndanya-based group SOMNIUM will bewitch the senses and hurl you into a parallel realm with imaginative and offbeat gusto.
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Coming in hot following the release of their recent track Truth Set Me Free, What Would You Be When You Die? Deliriously dazzles with its down-tuned aesthetic as SOMNIUM ponder notions of philosophical and satirical unknowns.
Like gooey molasses undulating in a sea of swaying grooves, murky bass, melting vocals and meandering melodics, What Would You Be When You Die? slowly flits between its drifting dirge tendencies into more energetic bursts; all while exploring reincarnation and the afterlife – but not in the way you might think. With everything from being reborn as a mountain goat with wings to a kangaroo that can sing on the lyrical table, there’s an undeniable hypnotic and, at times, comical lure alongside the outlandish and extravagant lyrical content wielded throughout What Would You Be When You Die?.
What Would You Be When You Die? will ultimately bewitch the senses while cementing SOMNIUM’s all-seeing grasp on sharp sonic psychedelia
And with the group’s previous live performance rap sheet boasting the likes of Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Pond amongst others, it’s little wonder SOMNIUM are so well-versed in their transcendental ways. Balancing some charming vintage flair amongst some stoner rock undertones previously spied on some of SOMNIUM’s earlier releases, What Would You Be When You Die? will ultimately bewitch the senses while cementing SOMNIUM’s all-seeing grasp on sharp sonic psychedelia (and perhaps prompt you to get a bit creative with what your own hypothetical afterlife could be).
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