Hole Dweller – Returns To Roost (2020)

June 15, 2024

I discovered Hole Dweller around the same time as that RuneScape.wav dungeon synth project and to be honest I often conflate the two, even though Iā€™m clearly an idiot because they both have entirely different vibes!

Granter, more ambitious and more involving than the cult classic Flies The Coop (which has now been re-recorded or something?), Returns To Roost is an interesting set of songs that are led by synth melodies that toe the line between wonder and melancholy. Beneath all of that however is a surprisingly busy set of drums, if these are programmed then bravo (also bravo if not I guess haha). Really cool stuff!