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Ludovico Technique Gives Us Prog-Goth on “Dreaming”

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on February 25, 2022

Adding new elements to their arsenal, the latest in a succession of singles offer a progressive take on the band’s signature darkness.

Pulse of the Maggots favorite, Ludovico Technique is back with their first track of 2022. The opening chords of “Dreaming” set the stage for a very different track from the releases of 2021, and shows the band branching way far into new territory, with more progressive time signatures offset by vocalist Ben V.’s signature croon. While the preceding tracks have all touched on different, musically dark, elements, “Dreaming” employs new instrumentation and vocal techniques in yet another twist. The track features a gritty beat, spacey (for lack of a better term) electronics and even a bit of flute. The lyrics themselves are, naturally, somber, the common thread through all of Ludovico Technique’s work.

Over the past year, the band has released a litany of singles, really exploring their sound and branching into new arenas – breaking away from being strictly goth/industrial and more into the rock and metal realm. Blackened vocals are the highlight on “Burn Everything“, while “I Was” is soulful and somber, but returning to their roots on what is possibly the most goth thing ever on “Haunted.”

Led by Ben V, Ludovico Technique released their self-titled debut EP in 2010 followed by their debut album “Some Things Are Beyond Therapy” in 2012 and the follow-up “We Came to Wreck Everything” in 2013, both released by Metropolis Records worldwide. 2018 saw the release of full-length album, Some Things Are Beyond Therapy.

We were able to sit down with frontman Ben V. where he discussed his strategy of releasing only singles, his artistic exploration and more, on Pulse of the Maggots. Check out the full interview below:

2022 should see the long awaited release of Ludovico Technique’s full length album. While you wait, find all things Ludovico Technique HERE.

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