EDITOR’S PICK: The Haxan Cloak, “The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)”

The Haxan Cloak - 'Excavation'

Now here’s a track we were absolutely giddy to find on our Soundcloud stream this morning: “The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2),” a.k.a. the first missive from Excavation, the long-awaited–in these offices, at least–Tri Angle debut of The Haxan Cloak. Like its uplifting sleeve art over to your left, the seven-minute track suffocates its trail of smoke ring samples, fractured synths and ominous orchestral flourishes ever so slowly. Maybe not the brightest way to start your Friday, but this is absolutely essential listening if you’re into the bleaker corners of today’s underground electronic music scene.

Is it April 30th yet?