12.12.2015 Köln, Artheater Einlass: 19:00 Uhr Beginn: 20:00 Uhr
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Dralms is the latest project from Christopher Smith with long-time collaborators Shaunn Watt (Siskiyou), William Kendrick (Failing) and Peter Carruthers (Siskiyou). The project delivers a darker, more complex sound than that of Smith’s solo work. Bringing Andy Dixon’s production and electronics into the equation, Dralms packs a heavier punch, instantly dragging the listener into the depths of the song and demanding undivided attention.
The band’s first release ‘Crushed Pleats/Divisions of Labor’ has a swampy ambience and deep bass pulse. Smith’s lyrics push listeners to look through a dystopian lens, exposing powerlessness, fear, rhetoric, and ignorance. Beyond the poetic prowess of the lyrics, the band’s strength is their ability to devise all-consuming instrumental build-ups. These forceful swells are thickened with cavernous bass chords and weaving electronic textures; Smith’s vocals sit atop as smooth and varied as stained glass.