WL//WH Video Premiere: A SINISTER LIGHT Challenge the Status Quo with “Illegal Truth”


WL//WH is pleased to welcome the Switzerland Dark Electronics / Post-Punk outfit, A Sinister Light, to the blog for an Official Video premiere of the band’s third single, “Illegal Truth”, from the forthcoming debut album “Discerning Spirits”, scheduled for release on May 10, 2024 via Cold Transmission Music.

Based in Switzerland, long-term collaborators Fabrice Noir, the visionary behind Cabaret Bizarre – the legendary European dark cabaret show and club night, and renowned DJ Blake, celebrated for his monthly post-punk and new wave “Cloak and Dagger” nights, joined forces in 2020 to create A Sinister Light.

Illegal Truth” is a song about the dark times we find ourselves living in where truth is obliterated by power and it gets more and more difficult every day just to do the right thing.

The imagery within the track vividly portrays the repercussions faced by those who challenge the status quo, with graphic descriptions like “teeth in red puddles” symbolizing the brutality and bloodshed endured by truth-seekers. The mention of “add a billion more” implies a widespread escalation of violence, underscoring the dire consequences of dissent.

The track brews obscure minimal synth iciness with undercurrents of clattering and menacing EBM and Industrial propulsive energy, slowly shifting, over time, from the stuttering mechanical urgency injected by hypnotic strobing bass line oscillations, droning expansive synth reflections, and steady punchy snare beats into oppressive frequencies around cold, agitated, disillusioned vocals and distorted back-ups, then breaks for a chaotic effect-laden cybernetic interlude of erratic icy bright melodies and sinister skewed stabs, whilst a heavy layer of ominous fog horn blows seep in.

“Illegal Truth” is a powerful and evocative piece of music that not only explores important themes of truth and justice but also serves as a poignant call for resistance and perseverance in the face of oppressive regimes. 

Themes of truth, oppression, and resistance can be found in the Official Video that shapeshifts signs of the times AI imagery with original and found footage of evil historical manifestations and dark occult suggestions to sync with the dangerous societal warning of the soundtrack. Imaginative and disturbing, a dystopic flow of all-seeing eyes reveals a mass digital surveillance system hiding in plain sight over a subterranean bone church in Kutná Hora, created long ago by an ancient death cult. A Sinister Light observes and relays a message about the pandemonium on the streets, serving as a distraction from a more wicked plan of a hedonistic virtual reality, unravelling behind the scenes.

A Sinister Light‘s “Discerning Spirits” album is slated for release, in Vinyl 12″ /Digipak CD & Digital formats, on May 10, 2024 via Cold Transmission Music.

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