DBMK – Ampersand (Track Of The Day, 13th June)

Today’s Track Of The Day comes from DBMK. It’s food for my bass-enjoying self, but in a very different way to the way Korn’s bass did it for me two days ago.

DBMK make music that feels like a blend of sonic experimentation combined with emotional expression. It’s unpredictable in its structure which keeps ears wondering what’s going to happen next. “Ampersand” is the sixth track on DBMK’s 2016 released album Collapse. [You can read our review on that HERE]

“Careless tongues I am
I have no feeling in my chest
Show me, where’s your hands?
Mold me into your best”

“Ampersand” has a simple looping melody along with the room-vibrating electro bass. With heavily morphed vocals, it feels and speaks like someone lost in who they are or who they should be, not liking who they see themselves as. I can only assume that “Ampersand” refers to their connection with another; this other that the lyrics are speaking to.

The melody loop and bass falls away as the track builds and hits the bridge, which is clearer and more resembling alternative rock than anything electronic. At this point it feels like a last gasp, getting more insistent.

This is one of the many tracks by DBMK that I love, and their albums Collapse, The Abyss and Sleep EP are highly recommended. Check out “Ampersand” by streaming it via Spotify.

ALSO! If you’re a DBMK fan (old or new), help support this indie band to get out on the road with their Pledge campaign: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/dbmksummertour2017

Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it. [Loved the read? Shout Kel a latte.]

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