After the debut album Sable from 2015, Qual strikes back with a three-track 12” maxi-single.
Each one of these new songs explore a different dimension of Maybelline’s approach to Body/Wave electronics.
The title-track Cupio Dissolvi is what we may already call classic Qual: gloomy and throbbing, synth-driven and labyrinthine. A Bloody Blob explores new martial slants, with war-like timpani and a marching robot gait. Rape Me in the Parthenon is a 8 minute long dancefloor mayhem anthem scanned by some pounding techno drumbeat and EBM snare and pads. The most alert of you already checked this in some Ancient Methods DJset. By far the most extreme track Qual recorded so far.
“Buried in flowers with hands of gold / Buried together we'll never mold” shall be thy epitaph here, as well as your message engraved on virgin vinyl.
Qual makes a return to the forefront of the esoteric minimal synth underground with the teeth clenching EBM grind of Cupio Dissolvi, a three-track EP that sees him moving deep into the recesses of hardline industrial techno.
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The Agnes Circle are a London based post-punk duo that consist of bassist Rachael Redfern and songwriter Florian Voytek.
LA native Florian arrived in London in 2015 via Brooklyn. He instantly met Rachael and the two immediately began writing and recording together in a make shift home studio in North London. Drawing on elements of English post-punk and French cold wave, their first full length album Some Vague Desire enhances the formula earlier displayed on the debut EP Modern Idea.
Eight new songs that combine angular guitars with lush and driven bass lines, the two envelope their sound together with hypnotic rhythms and melodic croons.
LP comes in printed innersleeve with lyrics, CD is a 4-side Digipak limited to 200
London-based cold-wave duo The Agnes Circle will be putting out their first full length album next 16 November. Drawing on elements of English post-punk and French cold wave, Some Vague Desire features eight new songs and Underneath The Ivy has just got premiered.
Check it out exclusively at New Noise Mag