Hailing from New York and currently based in Berlin artist Curses is set to release his sophomore album ‘Incarnadine’ on label Dischi Autunno operated by music pioneer Jennifer Cardini, featuring collaborations with Jennifer Touch and TERR
Known for his blend of Rock and Roll’s hard edge with a darker and more sophisticated take on Disco and Electro, this album further develops that synthesis. Incorporating elements from early 80s music genres like New Wave, Known for his blend of Rock and Roll’s hard edge and incorporating elements from early 80s music genres like New Wave, Post Punk and New Beat, Curses keeps pushing the boundaries of these references with an emphasis on ghostly vocals and guitars on his second album for Dischi Autunno, following his 2018 debut ‘Romantic Fiction’. A resident DJ for Berlin’s infamous Pornceptual party, he aslo established his own label Ombra INTL in 2016. Further solidifying his love to genre-hopping he runs a monthly Rinse France radio residency where he showcases artists who also share this passion for mixing Wave and the dark and weirder side of Italo Disco. .
“The album is a dialogue between the inner self and outer, and romance of eternal and immortal existence. Hence the first single, ‘Miriam’ being a ballad to the vampiress main character in The Hunger book and film from the 80s. How do we make an emotion timeless?“
Cult classic film The Hunger explores themes of immortality, love and timelessness, the post-modern vampire film contains a dark glamorous atmosphere and Cult classic film The Hunger explores themes of immortality, love and timelessness, the post-modern vampire film contains a dark glamorous atmosphere and stars David Bowie. In a similar way we can see this reference transposed on Curses record. Slick production values and dark grooving melodies push the listener down a path. Opening with cloying nostalgic guitars the track ‘Miriam’ is based on the antagonistic lover from the 80s film. Played by Catherine Deneuve, Miriam is a character trapped in eternal loneliness forever searching for a love that can last the test of time. A battle between her internal desires and external reality. In the same way Curses music is caught in a push and pull between the melancholic beats of the past, contrasted with a contemporary and sophisticated production.
With ‘Boundless feat Jennifer Touch’ Curses turns his references on their heads, going from the dark moody guitar driving tracks akin to Depeche Mode into a more playful goth Siouxie and the Banshees vibe. With vocals by Touch the melody is fast and dynamic with the lyrics almost holding a teasing quality. ‘Smoke’ continues the playfulness but this time pushing further into dance floor territory with vocal samples weaving in and out of a moody but very smooth rhythm. With ‘Ghost of Arms feat TERR’ Curses explores an ethereal pop atmosphere with the Brazilian artist’s vocals. Throughout the LP you can hear the signature running bass lines from Dame Bonnet who tours with Curses for his live show. ‘Made In Shade’ closes out the album, paying homage to Curses’ musical roots and the sounds that have shaped him.
All tracks written and produced by Luca Venezia
Bass on Miriam, Gretchen Bender, Coma & Made in Shade by Ben Airey Vocals on Boundless by Jennifer Touch
Vocals on Ghost Of Arms by TERR
Mixed & Engineered by Sasse @ Blackhead Studios, Berlin
Mastered by Sam Berdah @ The Wall
Artwork by Last Veil
Dischi Autunno 2022
The New Yorker/ Berlin based Curses is known for blending his Rock & Roll roots with the darker side of Disco & Electro. In both his DJ and live sets. Curses incorporates his ghostly vocals and guitar with flashes of EBM, New Wave, Post-Punk, and Psychedelic synth vibes.
Releasing selectively on well respected underground labels such as Bordello A Parigi, Throne of Blood, Ombra INTL. Relish, Curses also runs a Rinse France monthly radio residency showcasing artists who share a love for mixing wave and weird disco. Curses finally dropped a long awaited debut full length on Dischi Autunno in 2018.
His second album is scheduled for February 2022.
來自紐約、現居柏林的藝術家 Curses 將在音樂先驅 Jennifer Cardini 經營的唱片公司 Dischi Autunno 上發行他的第二張專輯“Incarnadine”，其中包括與 Jennifer Touch 和 TERR 的.
這張專輯以他將搖滾的硬邊與迪斯科和電子的更黑暗和更複雜的融合而聞名，這張專輯進一步發展了這種合成。融合了 Curses 以融合摇滚乐的硬朗风格和融合 80 年代早期音乐流派（如 New Wave、Post Punk 和 New Beat）的元素而闻名，他在 Dischi 的第二张专辑中不断突破这些参考的界限，强调幽灵般的人声和吉他Autunno，继他 2018 年的处女作“浪漫小说”之后。作为柏林臭名昭著的 Pornceptual 派对的驻场 DJ，他还于 2016 年成立了自己的品牌 Ombra INTL。进一步巩固了他对流派跳跃的热爱，他每月举办一次 Rinse France 电台驻留，展示对混合 Wave 和Italo Disco 的黑暗和怪异的一面。
“這張專輯是內在與外在的對話，是永恆和不朽存在的浪漫。因此，第一首單曲《Miriam》是對 80 年代飢餓書和電影中吸血鬼主角的歌謠。我們如何讓情感永恆？”
邪教经典电影《饥饿》探索不朽、爱情和永恒的主题，后现代吸血鬼电影包含黑暗迷人的氛围，由大卫鲍伊主演。以类似的方式，我们可以在 Curses 记录上看到此引用转置。流畅的制作价值和深沉的旋律将听众推向了一条道路。歌曲“Miriam”以令人讨厌的怀旧吉他开场，改编自 80 年代电影中的敌对情人。由凯瑟琳·德纳芙（Catherine Deneuve）饰演的米里亚姆（Miriam）是一个被困在永恒孤独中的角色，永远在寻找可以经受时间考验的爱情。她内心的欲望和外在的现实之间的斗争。同样地，Curses 音乐在过去忧郁的节拍之间被拉扯着，与现代而精致的作品形成鲜明对比。
凭借“无尽的壮举 Jennifer Touch”Curses 将他的参考引向了他们的头脑，从类似于 Depeche Mode 的黑暗喜怒无常的吉他驾驶曲目转变为更俏皮的哥特 Siouxie 和 Banshees 氛围。 Touch的人声旋律快速而充满活力，歌词几乎具有挑逗的品质。 “Smoke”延续了俏皮感，但这次更进一步进入舞池领域，声乐样本在喜怒无常但非常流畅的节奏中穿插进出。凭借“Ghost of Arms feat TERR”Curses 用巴西艺术家的歌声探索了一种空灵的流行氛围。在整张 LP 中，您可以听到 Dame Bonnet 的标志性贝斯线条，他与 Curses 一起巡回演出以进行现场表演。 “Made In Shade”结束了这张专辑，向 Curses 的音乐根源和塑造他的声音致敬。