“Summoner” by Big Black Delta

Be prepared as Big Black Delta summon us into an eerie and ominous universe where industrial rhythms merge with nightmarish American folklore in 'Summoner'.

Three years after the release of his exploratory ‘WHORU812’ project, Big Black Delta – aka Jonathan Bates – returns with the new track ‘Summoner’.

 

The six-minute visual is a world within itself. The combination of found footage adds a sinister sense of horror as you have to keep your focus on the unravelling nightmarish landscape in this underworld.

 

Big Black Delta’s combination of industrial beats with blackened electro-pop adds a soothing layer to this otherwise haunting track that gradually builds into a climax followed by the levitation of humanity by three unknown antiheroes who dance a devil’s dance in mesmerising harmony.

 

Speaking on the inspiration of the track, Bates revealed, “I remember drunkenly watching ‘Flight Of The Navigator’ one morning and I wanted to make a song that captured how I felt at that moment,” says Bates. “I’d been up since 1am drinking. The sun was coming up. It was super orange because booze does that to my eyesight. The movie provided the nostalgia and the feeling of flying. That’s why that woozy synth comes in and out in the chorus. At the same time, it was medieval and witchy sounding. Like something you would play to summon a demon.”

 

Aptly suitable for the times we are currently hiding from, let Big Black Delta summon you with the premiere of ‘Summoner’ below.