What we have here is a double A side limited edition 7″ vinyl split single featuring the bands Remain In Light and The Moon In June.
Remain In Light is a post-punk/goth band based in the second major Greek city, Thessaloniki.
Consisted by members that served in the lines of local punk rock (the Grimes) and post-punk (Fear Condition) bands in the past, they released a 6 track mini album in 2013 under the title “Introduction to a Dream” and participated in international compilation albums such as “For The Bats vol. II” alongside The Danse Society, Pretentious, Moi?, Spiritual Bats, New Zero God and others.
“Dead Alaska” has an atmosphere that derives from the band’s stage experience.
Starts with a creepy keyboard sound and pulls the listener in a dark and cold environment, right where the passionate vocals of Elder K do the rest of the work.
This is post-punk at its best.
The single would be a good introduction to the band’s forthcoming second mini-LP “Splinters in Arcadia” due to be released sometime in 2016.
The line up of the band:
Elder K (vocals)
Constantine (synth bass)
Johnny Jazz (guitar)
Y is the only remaining founding member of the current band.
The Moon In June is something completely different.
This is a new project from Athens formed by Nick Drivas (previously of the darkwave/gothic band Distorted Image) and Marily Kitsiona on vocals. The duet had previously worked together in the indie bands Starblind and Soho 6.
“Grey Skies April Skies” is a dark ethereal tune whirling like a little dervish.
Marily’s warm voice is singing a dreamy melody on Nick’s mesmerizing guitar line while a drum machine holds the rhythm.
Many liken them to Collection D’Arnell-Andrea.
Although this track was recorded in 2014, it was written by Nick way back in 1988.
Nick Drivas is also the author of the very successful book “Release the Bats”.
It is a guide to the Greek “dark” underground music scene which covers the chronological period 1982-2010.
The book was published by Ars Nocturna which happens to appear as the label that released this very single.
So, if you are interested in having this jewel in your possession, you better hurry up because it is limited.
You can place your order to Ars Nocturna HERE