On their debut album, Death And The Maiden craft a shadowy sound world, filled with melancholic synth arpeggios, reverb-drenched guitars, and sighing vocal melodies. The combination is both hypnotic and devastating, exploring themes of love, loss, and decay, wrapped in tactile electro-acoustic languor. A party record for heartbroken romantics.
“The combination of drum machines, amniotic synth wash and guitars evoke select Hacienda-era Factory bands and the Sheffield Sound… while Lucinda King’s haunting, reverb-drenched vocals generate an incantatory power…”
The Corner (NZ)
“an arty synth statement with emotional depth, romantic ennui and a pop sensibility. Recommended.”
“A concatenation of echoing lullabies, the album itself is an escape into a dreamworld not only marked by beauty, but also plagued by an eerie sense of decay.”
Origami Vinyl (USA)