Collapsing Scenery – “Metaphysical Cops (Can Break Physical Bones)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Collapsing Scenery is the new electro project from Don De Vore of Sick Feeling. De Vore seems to constantly shift and evolve his sounds as Collapsing Scenery is at least the 10th band of his career. With that many sonic identities under his belt, he has managed to develop yet another distinctive sound with Reggie Debris. The duo has ditched their usual stringed instruments for a Swiss army knife of synths, sequencers, drum machines, and samplers. Debut single “Metaphysical Cops (Can Break Physical Bones)” is a dizzying display of all the tools at their disposal. The track opens with an 8-bit feel that could serve as a dark backdrop for an early ’90s fighting/adventure game with Debris’ smooth, breathy vocals sitting on top. Then things get trippy, becoming much more ambient and chaotic with huge atmospheric sweeps and whomping sequences. Get ready for a hell of a ride.

Collapsing Scenery’s album is slated for later this year.