Gespenst, the post-rock duo from Kuala Lumpur release their second work “Dogma”. Listen
The band is made of Syahmi Rawi and Zuhair Rawi. The post-rock duo creates minimal riffs and sounds but these are presented in a big and cinematic style. Every note and riff in each song has its own emotion and is shaped by ambient sounds and heavy soundscapes. The band members say they were influenced by Pg.Lost, Khoma, Mono, and Maybeshewill.
After a good number of people showed interest in their music they have signed with Fluttery Records and released their debut “The Bloodline” which received good reviews from music media.
The second Gespenst album, Dogma is presented with new sounds, colors and textures. The 6 tracks and 40 minutes album is dominated by sheer heaviness of the guitars, melancholy of strings and the ambiance of synthesizers. All put together in a harmony to produce a sound that is significant to their style.
There is a sense of rawness in this album which comes with delicately plucked guitar notes, noise form the distortion and synth haze hovering in the background. The duo try to reminiscent of what’s left from their first album “The Bloodline” and present it in cinematic and heavy way.
Let’s hear what they say: “We try to produce an album that has matured in sounds and in our style of composition. And this time, it’s far more restrained, heavy, delicate, and atmospheric. Dogma is the beginning, it is a prove that we have a lot to offer.”