The song 'Phantom Nihilism' performed by the US artist 'Holy Wire' is a song that made it's way to Electrozombies after a few bumpy attempts. In the end, I decided to go for the song because it contains so many great musical elements from the 80s, but still sounds so independent that I couldn't help but like it.
I still don't like the guitars, but the song is great. The song reminds me strongly on some 80s synth pop / new wave tracks in a good manner. The song is crisp, got good dynamics, reaching the sonical climax in the end is perfect and the lengh is also well timed. Give this song a listen.
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Holy Wire about 'Phantom Nihilism'
There is only so much time one can spend alone before questioning the material of existence. Phantom Nihilism, the sixth single released by Holy Wire, explores a diminished sense of self in isolation, and what is lost when one can not measure themselves against the presence of others.
After moving to Austin, ending a relationship, and going sober, Holy Wire’s Alain Paradis found himself at square one, lost and struggling to engage with the world. “I was getting frustrated at my own agoraphobia,” recalls Paradis, “the momentum of staying inside was hard to fight.” Phantom Nihilism takes cues from krautrock and darkwave, but opts for soaring melody over the darker timbres of post-punk. Propelled by an engine of electric-motorik groove, a rising agitation coalesces into folds of noise and feedback.