Berlin-based Bad Stream aka Martin Steer is currently prepping the release of a debut album and while we wait, he’s shared ‘Sex Cities’, the second single lifted from the aforementioned album.
‘Sex Cities’, like Bad Stream in general, has a very post-industrial feel to it and offering freeze frames of excess and loneliness. It blends complex layers of guitars and machines vanishing in the spaces filled with bubbling basslines, noisedrums, distorted analog synths and Steer’s experimental whims and distinctive voice. Steer’s vocals do battle to be heard amidst ambient, noise, drone and undulating mild doses of euphoria – but heard they are. Together all these facets coalesce to focus the mind, captivate and transport one to a place of contemplation. Sonically, it’s not far off late ’90s Primal Scream and Holy Pictures era David Homes – impressive company.
Listen to ‘Sex Cries’ below and watch out for the forthcoming LP.