Disco Doom – the Switzerland-based band led by Anita Rufer and Gabriele De Mario – release the title track from Mt. Surreal (Exploding In Sound), their first new album in 8 years, out September 16th. “Mt. Surreal” is indicative of the shapes and sounds they create across the record: opening with sustained purpose before the whole mood flips, the track folding in on itself and dissolving into the ether, scratchy and untethered. That juxtaposition, an endless swaying between light and dark, form and formlessness, plays out across the record, the songs shifting between direct passages and then burrowing their way into exploratory, experimental rabbit holes. The accompanying animation was directed by Rudem and is made with graphics by Martin Woodtli.
The band elaborates: “‘Mt. Surreal’ was a lot about finding a balance of simplicity and complexity. It took us a lot of time to find the right arrangement, mixture, and balance between all parts. We merged sounds of different instruments to get a new sound that matched the deserted, bleak mood of the song – we used a bass, an arp synth and pitched drum sounds. It’s easy to feel lost in today’s uniformity. The song rejects the familiar and goes its own way – to the surreal.”