Locked-In Syndrome the fifth album by Italian electronic producer Willem Gator(also of Italian post rock behemoth HC-B). The first single, ‘Closer’ is out now along with a beautiful accompanying music video. The album released on the 1st of December. Album and single streams, downloads along with all press material is linked below.
Locked-In Syndrome - (Hidden Shoal Rec. 1st December 2017)
Across its concise 40-minute run-time, Locked-In Syndrome deploys its beats and synths for maximum impact, creating an eminently danceable yet deeply melancholic experience. Conveying the overwhelming experience of being at a hedonistic celebration and feeling profoundly detached and alone, these electronic paeans to dislocation scale the musical skies while plumbing the emotional lows.
Stretching out across six-plus minutes, tracks like ‘Umbrella Revolution’ and ‘AF 16’ have a deeply satisfying momentum, carrying the listener towards a shadowy, unknown destination. Indeed, for Willem Gator, the journey is the destination – a lonely ride through night-time streets, where bright lights promise much and deliver nothing… The album features stunning artwork by English collage artist and musician Ashley Reaks.
“Willem Gator focuses on the larger impact. Letting each song gradually increase in emotional intensity helping it incorporate both rock and electronic aspects.” – Beach Slot
Music & Arrangement by Willem Gator.
Mixing by Fabio Trombetta, mastering at LANDR.
Davide Trovato - minimoog and electric bass (also in City of Sadness…)
Artwork by Ashley Reaks.