Having originally begun life as a handful of tracks burned to CDs and sold at shows this summer, the fact that Static Dress’ project ‘Prologue…’ is so cohesive is remarkable. A first real taste of the sheer depth that the band seem intent on diving to for their work, this “soundtrack” - as they’re calling it - is a blistering affair, laden with intrinsic detail. Consumed in isolation - it is, however, intended to be listened to alongside its accompanying comic book - it showcases the Leeds band’s ability to produce an enticing, refreshing take on post-hardcore. Take everything in more deeply, though, and it’s an all-encompassing creative work, veering from atmospheric introductions (‘A_Distraction’), to vocoder-led interludes (‘In This Fake City’) before slamming back to its chaotic hardcore roots. If this is how they’re getting started, we can barely imagine what’s around the next corner.
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