July 9, 2024

Electro-Industrial Band 2 Forks Drops Debut Album ‘Quanticode

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“Quanticode” is the debut album from 2 Forks: a brand-new dark electro-industrial project from Cleveland, Ohio, featuring past and present members of US goth rock act The Wake, among others. A concept album, “Quanticode” tells the story of the hunt for a fictional serial killer. “Quanticode” from 2 Forks is out now in CD and download formats from Bandcamp, and streaming from Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and all other major digital music platforms.

Daniel C. explains the concept of the album as follows: “The songs are not so much about the acts of a serial killer or the agents trying to apprehend the criminal, but are more about the thoughts and feelings behind these deeds.”

The new album follows on the heels of the band’s first two video-singles: July’s industrial rock track “Take It”, and the latest atmospheric dark synth offering, “I Feel Lost” from September. You can watch both videos for the tracks below.

About 2 Forks

2 Forks revolves around the central duo of frontman and multi-instrumentalist ‘Danny 2 Forks’ alias Daniel C – best-known as longtime drummer for The Wake (1989-present); alongside engineer, co-writer, programmer, and instrumentalist Gil Singer: a producer and beatmaker for local Cleveland bands at Compound Studio, including his own studio project Scrapdata. The project is augmented by guitarist Mark Gamiere, a former live member of The Wake (1996-2000), whose later credits also include Urban Needle and ( SIC ).

Daniel C, Gil Singer, and Mark Gamiere share a musical friendship stretching back to Daniel and Mark’s first high-school band together in the early 1980s, when both were just 14, which also featured Gil’s brother Guy Singer on vocals. Following a stint of ‘cover band’ gigs at local schools and community events, and with the addition of more “seasoned” players from their immediate circles, the band morphed into Midnight to Midnight (1985-86), who enjoyed some popularity in Cleveland, winning local talent contests and receiving regular airplay on local access TV.

Daniel and Mark would next go on to play together in K-9 Fire (1986-1988), who released one album and enjoyed marginal success via college radio and the local indie music scene. Daniel meanwhile departed Cleveland for Columbus in 1987, where he befriended members of what was then an up-and-coming local goth rock band, The Wake. Daniel was invited to join the group in 1989, and has played drums with them ever since. He was rejoined in The Wake by old bandmate Mark Gamiere in 1996, who took over from outgoing original guitarist Rich Witherspoon for live shows. Daniel C and Gil Singer later collaborated on ashort-lived studio project, Clair 63, around the early 2010s.

Fast-forward to the pandemic: The Wake’s scheduled European tourdates were being cancelled or postponed, leaving Daniel with time on his hands, and lots of it, for the first time in decades. Needing an outlet, Danny reached out to his childhood friend and former collaborator Gil Singer, and between them they conceptualised the new project. Once Daniel and Gil had written and recorded 11 tracks, their old friend Mark Gamiere was enlisted for additional guitars, completing the circle. In all, the new album “Quanticode” was created in under a year.

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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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