By Dave MacIntyre 

Alessandra Gismondi and Luca Bandini, the Italian duo better known as schonwald take us through a frozen landscape shrouded in ethereal mist in Dream for the Fall.

There is an ever-present almost omnipotent presence in the music that is best experienced in a dark, chilled room.  Low octave synthesizers grind and buzz industriously serving as the bottom layer of which eerie electric guitar washes over distant haunting vocals.

Think Crystal Castles minus the bleepity-bloop and black-washed with early era Cure and you’ll get a sense of the melancholic dreamscape being painted and once caught in the wave, there is no escaping it.

Check out schonwald on SoundCloud and Bandcamp or catch them live at one of their upcoming dates:

 

07 Mar CAS’AUPA – UDINE
27 Mar LA CARTIERA- CATANIA
28 Mar RETRONOVUEAU – MESSINA
30 Apr WHITE NOISE @ 8BELOW – MUNCHEN
01 May GOTHAM SOUND FESTIVAL- HILDEN
02 May WAVETEEF FEST II – ANTWERP
14 May POLYESTIVAL – OLDENBURG
15 May DRONE – COPENHAGEN
18 May VIDEO – GENT
19 May CAIRO – WURZBURG

schonwald via Facebook
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Dave MacIntyre

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