Filthy Huns (Nick from Daughters of the Sun) Return With More Burned Out Electronics on New CS Cursed At Birth
Filthy Huns, the scruffy synth project of Nick Koenigs (formerly(?) of Daughters of the Sun), has never hid the hardscrabble angst of their road-weary music. Throughout his catalog, mostly put out on the iconic outre label Not Not Fun label, he has conjured up images of cold steel, open roads and some sort of impending doom. It’s dark, hypnotic music for a lonely night by a fire in the middle of the desert, preferably if you got there on a motorcycle and hit at least one person on the way with a chain.
On his latest tape he dives even deeper into the morass, creating the kind of damaged synth excursions that he does so well. You can tell from the song titles (“Cursed at Birth,” “Bastard’s Quest,” “Filthy Forever,” etc) that this isn’t going to be the tape to get you pumped up for your morning run, and the doom is heavy throughout the six-song, nearly 30-minute CS. The music and samples are all heavy and give the impression of a barren landscape, casting shadows over languid beats and piercing synth stabs. As they say in the promo material, it is “music for mystic desert roads, nomads headed nowhere, ragged skull flags flapping in the final twilight.”
If that sounds like your jam, and why wouldn’t it, stream and purchase the record below.
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