A group devoted to minimal and militant electronic body music (EBM) with a darkwave influence, Zwaremachine are one of the most intriguing new prospects to arrive from Minnesota's underground scene.
Reminiscent of acts like Dive, The Klinik, and Clock DVA, their music is eerie and hypnotizing, centered on dark and futuristic soundscapes with cinematic qualities, minimal rhythmic and obsessive structures and loops full tension. They're a band who have struck upon a new sound, best described as 'Minimal Hypnotic Industrial Body Music', and with it they're set to trash any and all senses of disbelief.
With an eerie hum Zwaremachine embrace early EBM and industrial sounds while also honing their persistent darkwave experimental approach. They've managed to blend modern and traditional sounds to forge soundscapes of their very own, and released them all in new album 'Be A Light'. Already loved by critics, the album delivers seven original mixes alongside fourteen remixes, championing the Zwaremachine's dark, hypnotic sound for a solid half hour.
Available to stream in full below, 'Be A Light' has been described as "an interesting debut full of neo old-school galore." It's an album that shows untamed growth within their chosen genres, and while other bands in the darkwave movement might pin their sound to more post-punk inspired sounds that are awash with noisy, industrial shades, Zwaremachine's album follows a personal approach based on the use of synth sounds and minimalistic rhythmic patterns. It's sometimes dark and menacing, sometimes funkier and full of groove, embracing many aspects of minimal electronics and old-school EBM.
Currently something of an undiscovered treasure, 'Be A Light' is an album that is sure to impress. Check it out now.
There latest album, 'Be a Light' was release on April 11th this year and is currently available as a digital download or on CD and cassette. For all digital downloads, head o over the band's Bandcamp page below, while all merch and physical release can be found on their label, Phage Tapes.