U.K. producer Loom, otherwise known as Daniel Timms, describes his sound as “cold war grime.” The descriptor fits. Sounds harkening back to the legacy of the Cold War can be found throughout Loom’s work as industrial functionality and sonic depictions of doom evoke imagery of concrete brutalist buildings and derelict city centers.
“The core theme in my EP is a struggle with identity. What’s my identity when society dictates how I should present myself because of my race, sex, religion, sexual preference? What’s my identity when the borders keep changing, when I’ve been displaced, fled my country because of war, what’s my identity when my sex changes? Do I even know my own identity, or am I just portraying what I think is expected of me?”
That struggle with identity is paralleled by a musical quest, or perhaps more tellingly a lack thereof, for a unified sound. Ten out of ten, would recommend. European Heartache by Loom