April 12, 2024

Darker releases debut album ‘Memento’ after a string of singles


Darker releases debut album 'Memento' after a string of singles

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The Dutch electro rock act Darker is set to release their debut album “Memento” on March 1, 2024. The album marks the band’s transition from releasing singles and EPs to their first full-length project. Formed during the 2020 pandemic, the band consists of Jeps Salfischberger, Evil-ien Rombouts, and was later joined by Valerio Recenti.

The creation process took place in their Tilburg home studio, with Recenti contributing from his studio in The Hague. The collaboration has produced 87 songs, leading to the release of the singles “Love is Gonna Save Us” and “Hope” in 2021, followed by the EPs “Rainy Days” and “Wild Rose” in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Note that their song “Enough” received a Song Of The Year nomination by 3voor12 Tilburg, ranking 13th.

In 2023, Darker released more tracks including “Radio Panic”, “Fake News”, “All I Gave”, “Plastic Dreams” and “You Started It All“. Their music draws from 80’s synthpop, darkwave, postpunk, influenced by acts such as Depeche Mode, Editors, White Lies, Röyksopp, Nine Inch Nails, and How To Destroy Angels.

During live performances the band is accompanied by a live drummer and visuals on four LED screens to provide an immersive audio-visual experience.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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