WL//WH Video Of The Day: SÉANCE “Follow The Leader”

Video Of The Day   Séance   

Séance is a veteran Synth-Pop duo from Zürich, Switzerland, made up of Ralf L. Aerne and Reto Caduff, who started their musical path in 1985, with a celebrated 1988 debut album, titled “Blue Dolphin Blue”, recorded with Tuxedomoon co-founder Blaine L. Reininger, under their belt, before taking a 30-year hiatus, although continuing to work in the sound environment with analog synthesizers the former and music video director the latter.

The band slowly woke up from its hibernation in 2019 with a remastered digital edition, plus a couple of remixes, of their first LP, and then replicate in 2022 with Séance’s second 10-track full-length, “Where We Came From,” composed of personal reflections about contemporary times.

Séance returns in the current year in great shape, with the new single/videoFollow the Leader”, which dives into the psychic realm of cultural influence, to give us a glimpse into the forthcoming third album “Dark Flow”, scheduled for release on September 1st, 2023.

Shadowy subliminal intoxications stir social influencer obsessions through cool droning immersions to spark off a dire influx of sinister icy bright erratic synth melodies, dim angsty bursts, steady lashing beats, along with treacherous bouncy and tinkling low-end prowls, whilst alluring magnetic vocals brag about mental manipulations into a relentless swirling outflow of mesmeric bewitching moods.

Symbolic black and white DIY visuals, created by Reto Caduff himself, follow Séance through a maze of distorted modernist urban architectures to sync seamlessly with the dark psychological vibes of the soundtrack. A dramatic performance alternates with sexy, leather-clad distractions, notorious global icons and suggestions of socio-political unrest, to stoke the mind’s eye of perception with nightmarish visions of modern dystopic doom.

Séance‘s upcoming third album, “Dark Flow”, is slated for release on September 1st, 2023.

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