Synthwave producer Das Mörtal has announced via Heavy Blog is Heavy his new single ‘The Void’, which is set for release on January 31st via Lisbon Lux Records. It’s the follow up to the ‘Glitter’ single released last year. Click the link above for more on the premiere.
Canadian-born and based with a two-year stint in Berlin, Cristobal Cortes, or Das Mörtal has produced the soundtracks for a few films, including Naissance d’un Zombie and feature film Deadcon. Inspired by artists such as Steve Moore and Aphex Twin, Das Mörtal creates an obscure and nostalgic sound, mixing influences from german techno to horror and sci-fi movie soundtracks. Drawing parallels to artists such as Gesaffelstein, Perturbator, and Waveshaper he traverses the landscapes of synthwave, new wave and techno.
His 2017 album “Always Loved” featured collaborations with French Fox and Ghost Twin and received international acclaim that allowed Das Mörtal to headline his first US tour. According to the press release, the January 31st date of the single’s availability is centered around the Pagan Festival of Imbolc, a celebration to welcome the end of winter.
In supporting this track, the mixture of the grungy 8 bit-like sounds, the incessantly moving yet subdued beats along with its eerie and ominous tones, while dark is a joy to listen and dance as well, especially if you’re into a little doom and gloom in your watusi.
Speaking of the track Das Mörtal notes, “”The Void” is a call back to 90’s techno, taking inspiration from goth culture and the cosmic horror of H.P. Lovecraft.”.
Das Mörtal will also be on tour supporting Dance With The Dead and Magic Sword in Europe mid-February for 13 shows followed by North America and Canada for 25 shows. See below.
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