Engineered by Death in Vegas man Tim Holmes, Passarella Death Squad's debut album sounds like the intoxicating feeling of breathtaking desire tightly laced with tension for seriously addictive music that slips deeper into your mind with every listen.
Artwork from the much-lauded M/M (Paris)
Vice magazine album review -
“Crepuscular drones and vampish moans from this exotic trio whose debut sets the tone for those S&M soirees you’re always thinking about hosting.”
9 out of 10
IDJ magazine album review -
Passarella Death Squad are not the band to listen to if you fancy an upbeat romp with your mates on a Friday night. Taking their cue from the goth-tronic tendencies of The Knife, this London-based outfit delve deep into the abyss, offering a slow moving dirge of unsettling tension and minimal, mystical atmospherics. It could easily go very wrong indeed but, as it turns out, their debut album is quietly stunning, wrapping Emilie Albisser's pagan lyrics in unobtrusive production and plumes of primordial fog. Echoing Marlene Dietrich, Cocteau Twins, and the criminally underrated Colder, it's a stark uncompromising, remorselessly downbeat work. Look out.
9 out of 10
released December 6, 2010
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