EXCLUSIVE: Ritual Cloak ‘Left Behind’ Video Premiere

EXCLUSIVE: Ritual Cloak ‘Left Behind’ Video Premiere

This April, Ritual Cloak will be releasing their brand new EP, ‘Vanished in Transition’ on Bubble Wrap collective. The first taste of the EP is ‘Left Behind’ a meditative psych flecked drone, laced with sitars and an enveloping atmosphere, the song’s haunting vocals delving into ancient history of a ‘saviour’ who returns, but nobody needs them anymore. Watch the video which we are debuting below. 

Daniel Barnett explains: “Left Behind wouldn’t exist without the influence of George Harrison and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The song revolves around a sitar-like guitar line that we knew we wanted to have constantly looping to create a meditative drone. The lyrics are a collage of different lines and ideas that when brought together to create a story of a long-forgotten ‘saviour’ that’s coming back but nobody needs them anymore.”

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Ritual Cloak is Daniel Barnett, formerly of Samoans & drummer/producer Andrew Sanders.
Both coming from predominantly rock backgrounds, the duo set out to explore new musical territory in the form of piano-led ambient soundscapes & minimal techno beats drawn from a mutual love of sci-fi, all resulting in their well-received self-titled debut in 2019.
In 2020 Ritual Cloak signed to Bubblewrap Collective Records, releasing the single, I Lawr Ymhlith Y Tywyllwch, that revisited and rebuilt the glacial sonic wizardry of their debut brick-by-brick, glitch-by-glitch.
2021 was Ritual Cloak’s most ambitious year yet, releasing two full-length albums, Divine Invasions & A Human Being Is The Best Disguise, a reworking of the debut album, with new lyrics & vocals by writer & comedian Autumn Juvenile, followed by a cover of R.E.M.‘s Orange Crush and the meditative collaboration Witaj w Domu with Polish photographer, Michal Iwanowski.

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