It really has been a while since I’ve written about anything related to Not Not Fun or 100% Silk, so I bring you yet another release courtesy of Not Not Fun. I wrote about Umberto’s ghoulish The Child a while ago, and it was truly fit for the Friday 13ths and other campy 80s slasher flicks you can possibly think of. Umberto’s Temple Room has that same ghoulish atmosphere but it’s taken to the discotheque with its nuance; this concerns both Silvio’s remix and the extended version. Each side clocks in at over ten minutes, so get those strobe lights and the fog machine set up in the living room so you can dance your heart out for half an hour. Preferably, you also do this at night but you’ve probably picked up on that by now. Check out the Spotify stream of Temple Room below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Upon relocating from the midwest to L.A. last year Matt Hill discovered a number of his original audio folders were deleted or corrupted beyond repair – alas the fragile fantasia of digital artifacts. So in preparation for a string of performances he holed up and tried to recreate some of these lost compositions, strip-mining his memory for clues and notation. This revisitation process had a particularly transformative effect on “Temple Room” (the seething lead cut from 2010′s Prophecy Of The Black Widow), elongating its curvature into even more elegantly paranoid shapes, riding the beat through longer corridors of spider webs and blood red light, as well as doubling its length. “Temple Room (Extended Version)” functions like a director’s cut: expansive, indulgent, and attuned to a deeper strain of the nightmare. On the flip Umberto’s Silvio alias further reimagines the track, upping the BPM into an italo haunted house of jittery sequencers, echoing handclaps, and soaring malevolent synth leads. Perfect for strobe-lit dungeons and brooding dancefloors alike. Catch him this spring on tour in half the western world. Black vinyl 12 inches in jackets in cursed oracle jackets designed by magical beardiac Tim Goodwillie. Edition of 404.

Price $11

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