Schonwald – ‘Lux’


The duo from Italy, Schonwald, release their single and official video for ‘Lux’, a song taken off their upcoming album ‘Between Parallel Lights’ due out November 5th on Anywave/Manic Depression Records.

‘Lux’, a song inspired by the Latin meaning of the word, lights up the darkness, but its tone is a psychedelic gloom that is melodically dark with a strong influence of post punk and 80’s style music.

Schonwald consists of Alessandra Gismondo on vocals and bass and Luca Bandini on guitar, synths, and drum machines; together creating an atmospheric psychedelic swirl of dark melodies that have a hypnotically minimalist approach. ‘Lux’ has driving tribal rhythms that are layered by melancholic warped guitars, dark synth arrangements, and dream-echoed vocals. The single could be described as a psychedelic/shoegaze/post punk style song with a hint of 80’s synth music that compares to the sound of bands like New Order, Suicide, and The Horrors.

11954700_1128677437161129_7108800755067901013_nSchonwald has been making great music for longer than some may realize, releasing their debut LP in 2009 and their last album, ‘Dream for the Fall’, in 2014.  Their live debut was at London’s Myogenic Festival and their records have been supported by 5 European tours while also appearing as special guests for UK Decay, Clan of Xymox and an invite to play at Wave Gotik Treffen 2015.

For more music and info about Schonwald be sure to check out their iTunesBandcamp, FacebookLabel Website, and Soundcloud. Also check out the video below for their newest single release ‘Lux’ from their upcoming album ‘Between Parallel Light’s.

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