A few weeks ago, Ivy Lab announced their new LP Infinite Falling Ground with “Balaclava,” a heady, slow-burning bass track characterized by the London duo as “sombre, uplifting, arrogant and needy all at the same time.” Now Ivy Lab return with “Dogma,” another slice of moody, meticulously layered electronica that pairs warped vocal fragments with atmospheric beats.
“It was one of the earliest tracks we wrote for the IFG project,” Ivy Lab share. “It’s an unusual piece of work for us and doesn’t really sound or feel like an Ivy Lab track in its palette. It’s kinda tender, almost saccharine...but still, much like everything from this project, inescapably dripped in melancholy.”
At one point in the song, the album title is looped beyond recognition, becoming another sonic element for the duo to morph and modulate. Meanwhile, a pensive black-and-white video directed by Raymond Alva turns sign-spinning into an art form of its own. Check out the visual below.