Swedish post-psych quintet Den Der Hale’s diverse inspirations meld into epic experimental soundscapes as itinerant rhythms and atonal melodies filter through heavy effects, and harsh layers of noise are contrasted by animate bass lines and propulsive percussions. In this seemingly chaotic amalgam, there is always a red line as each musical output becomes a synthesis, a whole.
Transcending the ordinary, Pastoral Light invites its audience on a seamless sonic journey that delves into the intricacies of human existence and our relationship with the natural world – the proliferation of mankind and its impact on the environment.
You can read a track-by-track review of the album in Far Out magazine here.
Pastoral Light is available as a webstore-only clear vinyl edition and on digital download here, and on major streaming channels here. The album and both ‘Donkey Skin’ (10”) and ‘The Horse From Turin’ (7”) singles are also available as a bundle here.