Graywave
Dancing in the Dust


4.2
excellent

Review

by jesper STAFF
May 31st, 2024 | 21 replies


Release Date: 05/31/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: king woman. ethereal wave. chelsea wolfe. gaze. other spuzzwords that'll get you to check this out.

In spite of their relatively maximalist approach to all things drem, Graywave feel like a pretty low-key and, dare I say, quiet band. We don’t hear from them a whole lot, but when they do decide to drop a new project, it’s bound to be really, really good. The fresh Dancing in the Dust EP is no exception: in fact, it’s some of the most immediately gratifying gaze of the year. While this project retains all the synthily ethereal qualities the UK outfit have become known for, opening cut “Falling Apart” displays a shift towards a heavier, grittier, and even more all-encompassing sound. Each subsequent track bursts in with blistering riffs (“Blur Into One”), hauntingly dissonant textures (“Undone”) or post-punk infused patterns (“Dancing in the Dust”) before complementing dense, ethereal synths with Jess Webberley’s soaring vocals. Each chorus feels like a statement and attempts to tower over whatever came before, and while this makes songs a tad predictable at times, the melodies are absolutely enthralling. As a whole, Dancing in the Dust embodies an excellent twenty-five minutes of gothic-tinged, doom-infused ethereal wave - and I couldn’t ask for more. Well, perhaps an LP at some point. That’d be neat.




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JesperL
Staff Reviewer
May 31st 2024


5545 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

lfggggggg

neekafat
Staff Reviewer
May 31st 2024


26411 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

fuck yesssss i loved the last ep cant wait to check this

love the dark scifi bullshit aesthetic to her stuff

Sharenge
June 1st 2024


5454 Comments


woof!?

KillingMoon
June 1st 2024


117 Comments


Gazing the gaze to gaze hell yeah

BallsToTheWall
June 1st 2024


51287 Comments


Jamming after new Vale. Great review.

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Wildcardbitchesss
June 1st 2024


12663 Comments


your summary was successful, will check this out fs

Nikkolae
June 1st 2024


6734 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

my brain broken ass read the summary and inmediately had to check this out, i hate you.



edit: Fuck this good.

Clefairy
June 1st 2024


297 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Listening now and this first song fucking rules

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
June 1st 2024


5545 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

hahaha hell yeah, love you too nikkolae



"love the dark scifi bullshit aesthetic to her stuff" same, but i also appreciate that it isn't too overbearing

Clefairy
June 1st 2024


297 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Undone might be my favorite track on here. Incredible song

BallsToTheWall
June 1st 2024


51287 Comments


This is as cool as advertised.

Pikazilla
June 1st 2024


30440 Comments


king woman? yeah, not checking lmao

Hawks
June 1st 2024


90585 Comments


I'm sure she will be really torn up about Pikazilla from Sputnikmusic.com not jamming her stuff.

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Wildcardbitchesss
June 2nd 2024


12663 Comments


pika you are fuckin tripping dude

Cryptkeeper
June 2nd 2024


2151 Comments


When is he not tripping

zakalwe
June 2nd 2024


39468 Comments


‘Spuzzwords’

Exceptional.

bloc
June 3rd 2024


70400 Comments


Not bad

mkmusic1995
Contributing Reviewer
June 4th 2024


1859 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Your spuzzwords worked

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neekafat
Staff Reviewer
June 6th 2024


26411 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

this is a lottttttt less of a one trick pony than her last ep (which i also loved)

Demon of the Fall
June 6th 2024


34863 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

not quite spuzzing yet but I’m on my way

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