We’re very happy to welcome post-psychers Den Der Hale @den.der.hale to the FatCat stable. Formed in 2019, the Swedish quintet quickly gained recognition in Scandinavia for their distinctive and spellbinding boundary-pushing soundscapes.
Their highly anticipated forthcoming album ‘Pastoral Light’ draws inspiration by the proliferation of mankind and human impact on the environment. Pastoral Light serves as a plea to natural forces for redemption, taking the listener on a profoundly reflective and spellbinding journey.
With Pastoral Light, enigmatic Swedish post-psych quintet Den Der Hale have crafted an album that transcends the ordinary, inviting listeners on a 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.
Known for their boundary-pushing soundscapes – melding diverse inspirations into a seamless and experimental sonic journey, itinerant rhythms and atonal melodies are filtered through heavy effects, harsh layers of noise are contrasted by animate bass lines and propulsive percussions. In this seemingly chaotic amalgam, there is always a red line, and often each musical output becomes a synthesis, a whole.
‘The Horse From Turin’ is the lead single from Den Der Hale’s upcoming album ‘Pastoral Light’. Drawing reference from Bela Tarr’s film ‘The Turin Horse’, the film’s title refers to the whipping of a horse that is rumoured to have caused the mental breakdown of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
“Originally based on an acoustic bass line, ‘The Horse from Turin’ soon grew into a beast of its own through copious jam sessions... thematically it began as a vague idea based on Bela Tarr’s film’, but just as the original bass line, the lyrics soon took new directions.”
A very limited edition webstore only clear vinyl edition of Pastoral Light, due for release on February 2nd 2024, is available to preview and pre-order now.