Since 2016, Public Memory has been crafting lo-fi electronica from the darker corners of the psychic landscape. Gritty atmospherics, damaged synthesizers, and unearthly vocals blend with a mixture of electronic and organic percussion, creating a sense of forceful unease. This, when combined with the shadowy production and emotive singing of Robert Toher, creates a singular contrast between power and vulnerability. Public Memory's 2020 album, 'Ripped Apparition', continues to explore these themes. More than anything else that has come before it though, 'Ripped Apparition' is filtered through Public Memory's narcotic lens-something between dream and nightmare, slowed down and sped up, ugly and beautiful all at once.