LP / TuT Records / 2014
“Babylon” is the twin-LP to last year’s “Hollywood”, the second and last part of the MODERN WITCH retrospective on TuT/RuR.
story of MODERN WITCH began 7 years ago in Denver, Colorado, when
graphic artist Mario Zoots, singer Kristy Fenton and house veteran
Kamran Khan started recording experimental music together on an old VHS
camera. In the space of a few years, a couple of very limited tape and
CD/R releases on labels such as Disaro and Clan Destine Records, and a
series of spooky performances both in Europe and on the American
continent, the trio has become a true underground reference for creepy,
ritualistic dance music, in the muddy but oh so fascinating waters
between Witchhouse and Minimal Synth. Drunk on 80s cold wave, bathed in
suburbian occult decadence and haunted by dead celebrities, “Hollywood”
and “Babylon” are a feast of thaumaturgic synth lines, nonchalant but
captivating mpc 1000 – sequences, drugged-out spoken words and ghostly
voices. American Angst or Minimal Doom electronics at their best!