Italian electronic musician and composer Zero Call, following last June’s retro synthwave/Italo disco-infused “Stellar Wind”, is back in collaboration with Dream Pop/Post-Wave singer-songwriter Augustine for the new single/video “Cursed”, a beautiful encounter, merging the influences of both into something new, clearly inspired by the New Wave and Synth-Pop of the ’80s.
Electronic pulses sew steady lashing snare beats, shape-shifting bright icy synth swathes, and low buzzing bassline around distraught heartfelt female vocals layering misunderstood angst and confusion over the simmering emotional tapestry left struggling to emerge.
Introspective lyrics unveil a curse that has travelled a lifetime within an unlucky soul, destroying every love discovered and endured with a crippling malignancy of doom.
Blue lights illuminate three-dimensional animation sculpting the human body in a disconnected state of mannequin pieces, trying in vain to reconstruct the original. Hand gestures dance romantically in an interplay of grace and beauty, while a conveyor belt of spinning dimensions blur form and mass into a neon wheel of chaos set against the glistening, contorted bodies of seductive shapes and primal fascination, to form an unattainable glance of self-discovery, broken dreams, and nonconformist ruination.
Zero Call‘s new EP “Cursed” is out now via German label Emerald & Doreen Recordings, included a synth-disco remix made solely with analog synths, sequencers and drum machines by the French producer Maethelvin (reviewed here) and a Z.C.’s AutoRMX
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