Big Blind releases brand-new EP "Covert Prestige"
Alternative electronic artist BIG BLIND has released their brand-new EP “Covert Prestige” on Spotify, Apple Music, and other major streaming and digital download services. Inspired by noisier electronic music in recent years as well as Middle Eastern (specifically stemming from Iran), BIG BLIND looks to the likes of Depeche Mode, HEALTH, Selda Bagcan, and Yves Tumor when producing music. The title of the album reflects the language people use to gain respect within a certain community, a concept BIG BLIND learned in a linguistics class at CSUN. At first BIG BLIND considered it just a cool sounding title, but as “Covert Prestige” took shape and form, he realized that the title reflected the lyrics and emotion. You can stream / purchase the album HERE.
“Covert Prestige” features Nathan Salon as mixing engineer, with guest musician Mineeli playing Zurna on the track ‘Olaad-eh Sighe’.
BIG BLIND has been making music since he was thirteen years old. In his youth he joined a variety of bands, most of which were based around math rock or post-hardcore, with a dive into jazz during his high school and college years. This included a project with Yvette Young (Covet) called Astrochasm, as well as a post-hardcore band called TUFON. Big Blind would eventually move onto fall in love with industrial and darkwave music which led to the creation of Big Blind in 2019. Big Blind is a solo project where he plays the guitar, sings, does the sound design and production.
Since Big Blind’s inception, he has played a couple of shows at the Downtown Los Angeles venue The Smell, and at Gold Sounds in Brooklyn. The future of Big Blind is looking bright, as the musician is currently working on material for a follow-up EP / album. Big Blind has recently made a move to Chicage where he hopes to branch out into the local scene following recovery from his vocal cord injury earlier in the year.
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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