There is an uncanny futurism beating inside darkDARK, the duo of Chris James and Genevieve Vincent that pairs cinematic synths with modern pop. You feel this in the tidal push-and-pull of their soundscapes. Their music, created just before this recent wave of melancholia, is so timeless that it doubles as the playlist for those aching to inch themselves back into life.
darkDARK will release the 5-song EP We forget when we’re apart. on July 31 via Nettwerk, a title inspired from the gently pulsating track “Back to the Start.” The first single “In Two” seems designed to make you weep with an ethereal, glitched-out mantra-like chorus, “I feel so much I’m in two,” captures the unease of being torn in two with cut-up vocal sampling capturing the upside and shadowy sides of existence.