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Premiere: Terminal Sound System – Verses

Debuted in 1999, the long-haul musical journey of multi-talented Australian artist Skye Klein has seen him traverse eras and styles with a consistence that’s well worth noticing. Better known for his work as Terminal Sound System – the moniker under which he returns today, Klein pulls the strings behind an all-consuming theatre of forlorn melodies, detuned guitar chords and altered tape loops, writing tales of chaos and mayhem through precise, scope-enlarging brushstrokes.

If you’re familiar with Denovali‘s output, the name of Terminal Sound System should be no stranger to your ears. ‘The Endless Sea‘ makes for Klein’s fourth full-length delivery on the Bochum-based imprint since 2011 and certainly one of his most riveting works to date. Across six carefully crafted mid-length tracks threading their way between uncluttered ambient spans and their noise-y phototype, TSS paints a picture both bleak and desolate yet inalterably vivid.

Lifted from the album, the heart-rending ‘Verses‘ is an intensely profound and intimate sonic lament; the kind that hurts and heals all at once, awakening long-forgotten wounds to better cauterise them. It starts with an ASMR-like voice over narrating a mourning story of abandonment and aimless wandering in some outerspace-y scenario, then smoothly morphs into a slow burning neo-western like ballad interlaced with flexile synthetic layers, to finally lay out a dazzling and grandly emotional cosmic last act that’ll send shivers down your spine.

The Endless Sea is released via Denovali on 6th April 2018, order a vinyl copy on their website.


1. For the Silent
2. Verses
3. Living Light
4. Sunlight We Fall
5. The Hum
6. The Endless Sea

Discover more about Terminal Sound System and Denovali Records on Inverted Audio.