Because it’s equivalent to the fantasy of, “I wonder what The Cure would sound like if David Bowie fronted them, instead of Robert Smith?” Well, wonder no more!
Favorite track: THE WITCHING HOUR.
It is a wonderful wicked blend of dark soundscapes . Not many bands are at this time representing the genre like Astari Nite does. Gothik Ethereal Rock for me. Quality production and amazing alive performance .
(Official Press release)- Classic new-wave melodies, dancefloor gothic beats and melancholic rock sounds are combined in Astari Nite’s upcoming EP Dreams of Majesty, due out August 15th on Cleopatra Records (U.S.) and Danse Macabre Records (Europe).
The EP opens with “Lovesick,” a very energetic track that features old school guitars, a sharp bass, fast drums, and modern synths. “The Girl Who Tried,” that was the second single of the release, is an instant flashback in time to the late 80’s, early 90’s dark and goth clubs of London and New York. A mysterious synth sets the atmosphere for the third track, “Divination,” a new-wave balad with deep vocals and post-punk guitars. And last but not least is “The Witching Hour,” a song reminiscent of The Cure’s Disintegration years but with a modern twist.
All songs written by Astari Nite.
Produced and recorded by Howard Melnik.
Mastered by Rees Bridges, except for Lovesick by Emily Lazar at The Lodge NYC assisted by Chris Allgood.
Photography by Elemental.Eyes.
Graphic design by Jenny Ashford.
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Can't stop listening. I bought it because it struck me as sounding like modern Cure. But after a few listens, sure it has that element, but there's so much more at play here. A wonderful surprise! Really tough to pick a favorite here since I have at least 3: Portals, Unclasping, Virginity. Walter Bennet
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From the smooth synthesizer sounds reminiscent of the best of 80's synthpop to the perfect amount of echo in the vocals, this album is a beautiful listen from start to finish. It's siky, lyrical, and falls into the ears like it has always been a part of you, a pleasure to have in my collection. skullgirdle