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Synth Single Review: "Conjure" by CFFNDRGGR

Karl is a longtime freelancer who's passionate about music, art, and writing.


CFFNDRGGR’s Conjure opens with a synth that evokes pipe organ churning in rapid, arpeggiating patterns as a shadowy swell of heavy sound grows behind it. The grit of electric guitar growls in waves underneath the brighter glow of the organ.

Ominous strings carry a rich pattern of rising notes behind the churning wall of sound. The energetic beat drives into the track and the organ yearns before harsh pulses of slashing sound rage into the track.

The charge of the hard hitting guitar propels the intertwining organ notes forward with more energy and power. There’s an enjoyable interaction between the surging guitar and the classically influenced organ part that cries out with ominous feeling.

A guitar solo cuts in with a smooth dynamic flow, cutting and arcing, climbing up and whirling over the depths. The organ cries out with a sense of building danger while the guttural groan of the guitar tears into the track over the battering drums.

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