Friday 13th March 2020
Aleks Kelvin’s darkwave dreams of Neo Noir and Sci Fi nostalgia have a sonic background that draws inspiration from the 70s New Wave/Post Punk aesthetics on which he cut his teeth, Vogue.Noir is a less abrasive, more emotionally mature approach that pays tribute to these early influences while merging them with a more introspective sense of self.
The first Vogue.Noir EP, a whirling blend of 80’s synthesised pop with the impudence of EBM and shadowy melancholia, was released in July 2016, after which Kelvin gigged extensively across the London live scene and made several appearances in Europe (Germany, France, Spain) before the release of his Album ‘Strange Days’ in April 2018.
’Strange Days’ explores themes around life in a modern metropolis, where love, loneliness and alienation play out under the shadow of urban hyper development. Sonically, it is a more reflective work than his previous release, but the uptempo thrust remains and is complimented with chorus effects and layers of heavy delay inspired by the synthwave pulse at its centre.
Next release will be a 7” Vinyl out on TONN Recordings 12th March
‘Resolution’ and ‘To End’ are the two tracks of the Vinyl , two sides that reflect two different elements of Vogue.Noir.
‘Resolution’ is upbeat, EBM fuses with Synth Wave. ‘To End’ recalls of the 80’s darker alternative to New Wave and Synth music.
This work is about cold self reflection , and working with a minimalistic approach . Make space for silence.
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