We’ve teamed up with dark retrowave artist Confrontational to exclusive premiere “Shadowdancing”, the opening track on the upcoming album A Dance Of Shadows, which comes out October 1st.
The song is a total throwback to the electronic-inspired scores of the 70’s. It pulsates and crackles with infectious energy, creating the perfect backdrop to a giallo slasher nightmare that stains the walls with bright red blood. Make sure to give it a listen below!
A Dance Of Shadows can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.
Confrontational mainman Massimo Usai explains the track and album:
The new LP has been conceived, compiled and thought of as, quite literally, a motion picture. A noir reflection on the dynamics of life – day after night, darkness and light – as a never ending sequence of events in which, much like dancing shadows, we’re all immersed.
The opening track, “Shadowdancing”, was also the track at the very beginning of the writing process and informed the subsequent direction. It’s a fitting introduction to a collection of songs that further explore the reasoning behind my first EP, Done With You, picking up exactly where it left off and setting the mood for the rest of the story I’m telling.
During the recordings I’ve been heavily influenced by the works of George Romero, William Friedkin, Michael Mann and – obviously – John Carpenter, so this time around I’ve decided to confront my passion for cinema and let it dictate the pacing of these compositions.
I feel especially blessed for the amazing collaborations that took place – Cody Carpenter’s dream-like lead synth on “To Live And Die On The Air”, Monte Pittman’s soaring lead guitars on “Like A Curse”, and a track on the album that features Darren Travis (vocalist / guitarist of the seminal thrash metal band SADUS) – and I’m looking forward to sharing the new material with everyone.
October 31st, LYON (France) – SYNTHZILLA FEST (with Perturbator, Dan Terminus, Carpenter Brut, and Thomas Barrandon)
The artwork and promo picture were created by Branca Studio.
A Dance In Shadows track list:
2. FLAT / LINE
3. LIKE A CURSE (Feat. Monte Pittman)
4. ONE LAST KISS
5. SCRIPT (Feat. Darren Travis)
7. TO LIVE AND DIE ON THE AIR (Feat. Cody Carpenter)
8. YOU’LL BE MINE
9. MOTIONLESS (Bonus Track)