Magdaluna’s “Deep Space: 1985” Is a Post-Rock, Black Metal, Dark Science Fiction Epic

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Magdaluna, image courtesy the artist

Enigmatically titled “Deep Space: 1985,” Magdaluna’s latest single weaves together post-rock, mournful piano with fiery and corrosive drone guitar and dramatic and expressive percussion. One might think of it as a slice out of a lost science fiction movie of the era like the background information on the space vampires from Lifeforce before they were encased in the sleep coffins having been put in suspended animation to end their reign of terror. One imagines from there a group of people who tricked the vampires eons ago into quelling their endless hunger and then launched them into a lost part of space aimed toward a black hole only to be catapulted back toward inhabited regions by a quirk of gravity in a long arc like a comet from another galaxy. Little known to the would be hero of another world, the vampires would live on again to wreak havoc. But the song suggests this with the melancholic outro. Of course the song isn’t about this but it does stir the imagination and it is imbued with the aesthetic of 1980s space fantasy and dark, dystopian science fiction like Aliens or stories from Heavy Metal Magazine. Listen to the song on Bandcamp and explore Magadaluna’s other work there as well.

Deep Space: 1985 by Magdaluna

magdaluna.bandcamp.com

Author: simianthinker

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