Put your spacesuits on and prepare your ears because this track is about to take you on a trip to the stars. “Husk” by the London-based quartet, Leyendekker, is a spacey masterpiece of epic proportions. The track oozes lush ambience, it’s dripping with ethereal reverb. “Husk” slowly but firmly builds over a manic drumbeat and a throbbing baseline. It reaches the apex as whispy vocals fight back against clattering drums and massive, repetitive guitar riffs. Yet, just like that everything fades away, leaving us with a spacey ambience that decays into nothingness.
Leyendekker draws their sound from two seemingly unique inspirations – the underground club scene and crude, guitar-based music. Nevertheless, these inspirations come together in the most unique way to create a sound that is uniquely theirs and unparalleled across the music scene. The band takes a D.I.Y. approach to their music, primarily incorporating analog effects and synthesizers combined with emotive harmony to create the definitive ambient-dance hybrid sound.
What struck me from the get-go was how different this track is. It’s awesome. It combines two things I like that I never even thought would go together. I love that these guys combine elements from seemingly conflicting styles into a beautiful, cohesive final product. Within a few years, Leyendekker have the potential to be a defining name in experimental indie alongside the likes of Animal Collective and Deerhunter.
Photo by Barbora Mrazkova