Orchid Mantis creates texturized soundscapes that are both haunting and gorgeous. Since 2014, he's been working on perfecting that for a debut full length that's now ready for release. On 12/30, Thomas Howard aka Orchard Mantis will release Flashbulb Memory through Track & Field Records, and today we bring you the album's first single. The album is said to be an attempt at piecing together memories from childhood and in the video for "Somewhere You've Been Before" a host of images are pieced together as Howard's hazy vocals and emotive instrumentals become one. We're peering back into those pieced memories with him, and can feeling the chilling touch of recollection. It's bewilderingly beautiful.
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