Monday, 11 November 2013

Winkie - One Day We Pretended To Be Ghosts

One Day We Pretended To Be Ghosts is the debut LP from Brooklyn duo, Winkie. A measured balance between coldwave introversion and brutal industrial shoegaze, One Day... depicts a band as comfortable with stripped back drum loops as they are with wall-of-sound synths.

Following the success of 2012's My Eyes Are Closed When The Sun Comes Up (a self-released 7"), Winkie turned to the noisecore nous of Oliver Ackermann to add the finishing touches to their first full-length release - and the result is one of typical intensity.

From the stark grind of Sometimes to the snarling reverb of Death at the Heart of Disco, this is dark electrogaze comparable with The History of Colour TV or late-period Curve. Highlights include Killer Behind Those Masks - an electroclash freakout told through glowering bass rolls - and The Line Up, a spellbinding slice of blissed-out drone-pop.

Whilst digital downloads of One Day... are available through Bandcamp, vinyl junkies can obtain physical copies from the same site.

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