Boomkat Product Review:
Austin, TX-based Survive render their instantly sold-out, self-released debut tape 'HD009' to the post-new age digital faithful. Sonically situated between the soundtrack to an alien abduction and aloe-scented peace suite meditation that goes very wrong, it comprises an extended demo version of the four-piece's 'Deserted Skies' blurring into over forty minutes of mind-fusing melancholic synth drift getting progressively darker and more stranded as the session unfolds. It's certainly not as sappy as so many of the nu kosmiche brigade tend towards, whether that's pseudo sacred references or cheesy movie score styles. Oh no, these guys come from Texas where aliens and ludicrously violent mexican drug cartels are a fact of life, and hence their music is a reflection of this frontier land where humour is black and the atmosphere is expansive and reel. Recommended!