“I mean look at the state of it down there already..”
The thick Manchester accent of the quote that opens the new album of our latest signing Sangam, ‘You Forget This’, puts you straight inside a dream – a dream of northern England in a near future of rainy nights and fluorescent lights.
It’s deep dream-like atmospheres, hypnotic repetition recalls Burial’s most sparse, percussion-free pieces. And having grown up in Manchester listening to artists like Burial from the old UK dubstep and garage scenes, this music has certainly proved to be an inspiration to Sangam, who has taken some ideas of this time and created his own dark ambient vision. The melancholy undercurrent of real British culture is exposed in full here, with hypnagogic loops of sadness, regret, pain.
‘You Forget This’ is a trip and a dream, a moment in time, a premonition of the future and memories of the past.
Sangam – ‘You Forget This’ (DREAM_133) releases Thursday November 3rd on cassette and digital, direct from Dream Catalogue and all digital streaming services and vendors.
Listen to a preview of the album here, with opening track ‘Friday Night, 11pm’: