Imagine, if you will, David Lynch’s Lost Highway or Tony Scott’s The Hunger. Think The Knife and Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine and Dead Can Dance. Or think of none of them at all.
Cloaked in darkness, the Australian electro-ambient trio known as Castratii exerts a mysterious gravitational pull.
shun away all of your buried inner stress through psychedelic ambience and washes of witch-gazed harmonies.
An aural reimagining of the concomitant enormity and sparseness of Australia’s wilderness, there is a spatiality to their sound – the sprawling electronic drone, languid vocals (provided in lead single “Kingdom” by The Duke Spirit’s resident powerhouse Liela Moss), the pulse and shudder of electro pop – that conjures up and renders the unique extremities of Australia.