Synthwave extraordinaire Das Mörtal recently released his latest single, ‘PIECES’ featuring Dance With The Dead, on the 9th of August. The full LP is set to release on the 13th of October via Lisbon Lux Records. The versatile synthwave producer has already received support from the likes of METAL Magazine, Ottawa Life Magazine, MetalSucks, Cult MTL, Le Canal Auditif, DIFFUS Magazine, VOLT Magazine, and Brutal Resonance to name but a few. All the while, his music earned Most Added New Release on the American college radio chart Top 200 NACC, received spins on CJSW Radio, and was even featured on the prominent NewRetroWave Youtube channel.
‘PIECES’ feels contemporary, yet unmistakably retro– a distorted guitar overlays a glitchy 80’s style beat while gated pads pulse above a growling bassline. The lead guitar solo makes for a very memorable track, and with sounds of ‘80s sci-fi movie soundtracks, it serves a strong dose of action-packed nostalgia reminiscent of Kap Bambino, Crystal Castles, Perturbator, and DEADLIFE. With its nihilistic lyrics and cutting edge production, It’s a song perfect for both sweaty clubs and headphone listening.
Das Mörtal had this to say: “Featuring Tony Kim from Dance with the Dead, who was the last person I saw before the world went into slumber, PIECES is the result of the mind’s inability to move forward during that moment in time.”