As long as Old Man Winter won’t GTFO, I’ll keep on subjecting myself to a soundtrack of long-winded, melancholy electronic music. And just in time, Underworld — UK legends who were new to me until their stunning 2016 album Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future — show up with their own contribution to Gloomfest 2018. It doubles down on their more ambient tendencies. A buzzing, high-pitched synth (or is it a distorted bugle?) weaves aimlessly over ebbing and flowing electronic pads. Call me crazy, but I think it recalls the back half of Kanye’s “Runaway.”
It’s pretty gorgeous though. Check it out. Hopefully there’s a new album in the works.