Thornhill – Limbo (Track Of The Day, 15th August)

Our Track Of The Day today is hot off the press (or whatever the electronic version of that is for music.. ‘hot off the hard disk’? Anyway..). Melbourne’s Thornhill have released an amazing new track and video in “Limbo”.

“Nocturnal importance in this time and place
Unlimited limbo unforgettable space”

“Limbo” visually takes us into a contained existence of a snowglobe, unlike any other snowglobe I’ve seen. This containment is reflective of a person who is living their life in limbo; unfeeling and in a holding pattern, waiting to know what to do.

Within the snowglobe are extreme experiences of heat and cold, with the members of Thornhill vulnerable to those extremes as they try to make music in the midst of them. Windswept in the wildness, the seeking heaviness of sound wonders how to break free of this, or even just how to calm the storms going on that they’re immersed in.

“Black sound
Eating me away
Blue eyes cut up two ways
Blue eyes cut deeply”

Earth-shattering breakdowns and drum beats seem to carve a moment in this chaos, offering a pause for breath, with echoes of feminine curves remaining present and haunting.

But it doesn’t last. The fires around them rage on powerfully, images distorted and multiplied, while the fire within them – frustrated by this state of limbo – rages on. And the track closes eerily and uncomfortably with no resolution of that containment.

Powerful AF. What a song, and what a video, by Crystal Arrow Films. It had to be our Track Of The Day.

Put your headphones on, go full screen with this video and check out “Limbo”.

(Band image by Ethan Zahorodnyj)


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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