Prole Volt is an experimental musician that uses tape loops, vinyl, keyboards, and field recordings to create chilly, abrasive sound sculptures that manage to retain a human element.
“Crack In The Keystone” is a track from Anxiety Tapes & Bridges, Prole Volt’s latest release. The song buries a faint melody beneath layers of crackling and droning ambient noise, but you feel the thing pulse with an inner warmth. It’s like you’re trying to recall a tranquil memory from childhood, but your thoughts have been and are still being eroded by time and by the trials of life. Finally, near the end of the track, some of the rasping sonic effects are stripped away, allowing you to gaze more clearly into the shimmering, aqueous pool of melody that you’ve been fighting to hear. Serenity has been achieved.