The Greek duo Dark En Ciel released the etherealwave single Aura on the 3rd, featuring the vocals of Natalia.
Dark En Ciel
The shadowy shapes of the electronica melt, like warm chocolate, around the otherworldly lustre of the vocals, creating a song which, whilst melancholic of texture, creates a sense of calm restfulness in the listener.
Four years in to existence as Dark En Ciel, whilst both also address their other musical projects, Onni and Solifer are finalising details for their début LP as a duo, expected for release later this year.
The first track to surface from the album, Pawnshop, which is the follow-up to their 2016 eponymous début LP finds Daphne And The Fuzz with the familiarity of retrospective influences, though this time around steeped in the vitals of ’70s disco-soul.
The first track to surface from the album, Παπαρούνα (Poppy), was itself released as a standalone single at the tail end of last month.
The swirling thermals of electronica, theremin and vocals of Παπαρούνα drift through the room as though an albatross gliding effortlessly far out over the ocean transporting the listener, too, into a higher stratosphere and away from the hubbub of the day.
The Greek experimental rock quartet Chickn release the LP Wowsers! on the 11th.
Chickn – photo credit – Eftychia Vlachou
The first track to be revealed from the album (which is available on bandcamp) is the penultimate of the nine and says everything there is to know about itself on the tin – Elevational Love Of Frank Zappa.