‘Threads* is the sound of new rivers and old roads. Threads* is the cure. Threads* is a killer. Threads* speaks truth. Threads* is a liar.’
This is how we were introduced to the multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Threads* in early 2019 via an obscure Reddit moniker, and he has maintained his anonymity, preferring to represent himself with abstract imagery and impenetrable language. Indeed, the anxiety of anonymity and the impact of technology in a digital age are two themes Threads* cites in the creation of his beats-heavy, alternative electronic sound.
The first release, ‘GrafikTrafik’, is bloated with sawtooth synth and distorted cowbell, yet remains a solid shell nurturing a fragile core. The release was accompanied by a mesmerizing video directed by Jamie Isbell and featuring dancer Elouise Sheldon, and marked Threads* coming out into the world, albeit with his face covered.
Threads* plans to release further tracks in the near future.