The Colossus EP is the new EP from Karhide and sees the return of Alex Rainbow from Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster on drums.
Karhide records take a blowtorch to the heavyweight guitars of Jesu and Pelican and fuse them to crushing beats and drifting electronica that increasingly take their cue from the most out-there explorations of Four Tet as much as the devastating beatwork of Squarepusher. What's even more remarkable is that every instrument on the record is played by Tim (who only brings in the best drummers he can find to attempt to match his devilish programming) - and that he can pull this stuff off live too, with the precision of Slint and the chest-quaking volume of Jesu.
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- Guitar Swell
Label: Field Records
Format: Downloadable EP
Release Date: 14th April 2014
Karhide's sound extends to the most delicate moments of his career. Beautiful piano pieces are assembled amidst his attentive layering of ideas, and the experience becomes very immersive . Rough Sleep - One Beat
The range of music that influenced Tim Waterfield is so wide that the result is a really unique style where post metal, post rock and electronic are perfectly blended to create the “Karhide sound”. Remember Remember - Echoes and Dust
The strings are so beautiful, the electronic noises are never too abundant and there’s always a sincere feeling present in the songs. I would love to experience Karhide’s music live and this album goes on my to-buy-list. Remember Remember - A Metal State of Mind - Roundtable review
' The bass heavy metallic churn of opener ‘Dirigo’ wouldn’t sound out of place on Pelican’s debut EP, while ‘Ride’ melds soft, shimmering guitars, lush synth textures and skittering electronics to stunning effect.' - Acadia - Rock Sound