Live Video: Nightmare Fortress

Live Video, Local Music
02/14/2015
Sam Hart
Photo by Alan Lawrence (view set)

Seattle’s own Nightmare Fortress crash the KEXP live room with their stronghold of sound to unveil a handful of unheard harmonics from their upcoming full length, ‘The Wanting’. Drowning in their heralded Grave Rave otics - guitar strings of tension are mixed with dark, sublime computer manipulations, creating an awe-inspiring architecture of sound. Alicia Amiri’s crisp voice soars through the rhythm's open spaces, slowly unfurling in a grand, cinematic arc. On tracks such as ‘Morning Star’ or the closing track ‘Crusher’ - clusters of chimera inspired vocals swim by as if they were schools of brightly colored but slightly poisonous fish waiting to be reeled in. Watch the full set and scale up the cold, barren but hauntingly beautiful walls of the Nightmare Fortress.

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