Butch and Hohberg‘s highly anticipated “Lullabies To Paralyze” was released on Visionquest Records today, encompassing entirely the trippy and ethereal sound that label owners Seth Troxler, Shaun Reeves, Lee Curtiss and Ryan Crosson strive for. Truly, it’s hard for come up with a way to describe this EP, but in Visionquest’s own words:
“[Lullabies To Paralyze] oozes with mysterious and mythical charm. In ancient Egyptian times Horus was the god of the sky and was characterized as a man with the head of the hawk. This one takes off initially with a barrage of otherworldly squeaks and bleeps which twist and turns until the introduction of a huge percussion section makes it clear that this is going to be an epic flight. Otherworldly vocal snips and samples lead the way until a juno-esque bass-line enters the foray and takes this one to a whole new level driving it – and the dance floor – until the very end. On the flip we come face to face with Medusa, a gorgon from Greek mythology who’s hideous features could turn men to stone. But contrary to it’s title this one won’t have you turning to stone, it will actually have you moving rather hypnotically along to its lush glockenspiel melodies and the ever evolving percussion which is filled with the most weird and wonderful sounds.”
The album also includes an atmospheric DJ tool with the synthline from Medusa, as well as a dark, chanting, tribal “Om Namah Shiva”. The Visionquest team has also put together a video preview for the album (shown below) featuring a snippet from “Medusa” with some crazy visuals. Visionquest is infamous for their ability to put out the trippiest deep house, and this may be the most “out there” print yet!