Schonwald is a duo from Italy formed by Alessandra Gismondi (voice and bass guitar) and Luca Bandini (guitar, synths and drum machines). Schonwald is all about atmospheres: hypnotic minimalist mood and a noise inclination with echoes of Suicide, New Order, The Cure, mingling with synth melodies straight from the ’80.
Schonwald are evil, dark, dismal, empty,… and it’s exquisite. This eight track album was a very pleasant surprise; fusing dark minimal electronics with 80’s dance synth, yet they still manage to sound so modern with Alessandra’s android like voice laying heavenly atop like snow. I hope to hear more from this band in the future. ► by Dj Detra