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 Germany based, Norwegian, etherealwave project centred around Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser who performs as Tuvaband released the single Wolfpack on the 13th.
Tuvaband – Photo by Stefan Roehrich
Originally formed as a duo Wolfpack is the first song to be revealed that reflects of the new Tuvaband reconfiguration.
Rather than layering the song with antonyms of sound the track has a mellowed flow of synonyms that melt one in to the other creating just over four and a half minutes of dreamy ambient harmonised electronica that wraps softly around the spectral voice and leaves the listener becalmed from the daily travails of life.
Continuing to secure gigs across Europe forthcoming appearances in Iceland and Germany can only enhance the reach of a more than capable musician.
The US etherealwave outfit There’s Talk release the EP bathed water moon on the 23rd.
There’s Talk – photo by Kristin Cofer
The music washes through the room to invite the listener on a journey of mysterious shadows and spectral imagery as echoing guitars, dreamy synth, diffused percussion and hypnotic hazy vocal form an intangible, yet manifest, presence as the four track (plus one live version song) EP (available on bandcamp) runs it course.