BL▲CK † CEILING (1 Albums, 6 Tracks)
BL/\CK CEILING is the alias of recording artist Dan Ocean, sometime hip-hop, electro and dubstep producer, and collaborator with rapper Quiz. A well-known figure in the local music scene of his native Spokane, Washington, Ocean's latest project BL/\CK CEILING explores the sounds and textures of the emergent Witch House genre. A live review from Washington blogger badpenmanship describes the atmosphere created by BL/\CK CEILING live:
"A constant intensity glowing and cracking through the never quite hardening blackened surface. Familiar samples get pulled into the compositions and devoured, leaving us to breathe in their ghosts like steam hovering over the tracks. The magic of Ocean production seems to be the impossible demonstration of a slight sense of hope existing within complete sorrow, but the more you listen you begin to realize. That feeling you're left with is not a glimmer of light at all, but somehow the comfort of the darkness itself."
BL/\CK CEILING came to our attention via his excellent drag mix of 'Bang' by RyeRye and M.I.A., and the gothic dubstep of '7th Skin'. His 6-track, all-new, self-titled EP for Black Lantern blurs the already indistinct boundaries between Witch House, electro, ambient and hip-hop.
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