Transmission Club – The Porcupine Dilemma – Audio

The Irish darkwave sextet Transmission Club released the three track single The Hour Of The Wolf on the 13th.

Transmission Club - photo credit - Shane J Horan Photography

Transmission Club – photo credit – Shane J Horan Photography

The compelling sadcore melodies pall brooding shadows through the room in the approximately sixteen minutes release (available on bandcamp) which hold the audience in ethereal embrace.

The flow of violin and electronica enables the music to inflect the haunting beauty of the omnipresent melancholia which is filtered through the harmonies of voice. The softened guitars layer the changing shapes of sound while the subdued percussion and bass form an unobtrusive though firm framework for the compositions.

The closing track is The Porcupine Dilemma.

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darktrain – dreaming of you only – Audio

The English darkwave band darktrain revealed their latest track within the past twenty four hours.

darktrain - dreaming of you only

darktrain

An outfit who don’t feature often simply because they rarely reveal new material, though whenever they have until today they have been a duo. Towards the end of last month Rachel Garrett joined them as the drummer and dreaming of only you , currently a demo, is their first reveal as a trio.

With some fortune the addition of a third player to the line-up may afford compositions to surface more frequently.

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† MAXIMUM TURBODRIVE † – Funny Little Hip Hop Beat – Single Review

The US darkwave project † MAXIMUM TURBODRIVE † surfaced with a new track yesterday.

† MAXIMUM TURBODRIVE †

† MAXIMUM TURBODRIVE †

The back catalogue of material is always of disturbing darkness with its rotating unrelenting loops, which, akin to a gentle looking sea holding a rip current is delivered in a calm stillness which belies the undertow of perils beneath.

Funny Little Hip Hop Beat is of similar vein with its seemingly innocuous gateway, yet by the time the song abruptly closes, the mind of the listener is left in a torment of its own panicked sense of impending foreboding and doom.

I look forward to catching more of † MAXIMUM TURBODRIVE † in short order.

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Nyxomniac – Fire – Video

Nyxomniac, a darkwave project from the USA, will be playing the first live performance on the 1st of June at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver.

Nyxomniac

Nyxomniac

There are a handful of tracks around, the most recent of which is Fire – a roughly four and a half minutes composition of drifting melancholia that casts dark clouds in to the room as the slowly unfolding combinations of electronica and guitar envelop the listener in their embrace, with a sparse vocal peering through the gloom.

Fire has a mesmerising beauty which pulls the listener back to listen again and I look forward to hearing more from Nyxomniac in short order.

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Lowes – If You Leave Me Now – Video

The English darkwave quartet Lowes will be releasing the EP Elements imminently.

Lowes - photo by Laurence Johnson Photography

Lowes – photo by Laurence Johnson Photography

The second song to surface from the forthcoming release – If You Leave Me Now – was itself released as a standalone single on the 11th.

Opening with a forlorn piano to be promptly joined by the melancholic voice the listener is immediately enveloped in the ethereal beauty of the slowly tumbling composition as deepening shadows form overhead.

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If You Leave Me Now – Single – Lowes is available on iTunes.*

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