Darkness On Demand – Digital Outcast
Label: Alfa Matrix (2023)
Cult German artists and ex-DANCE OR DIE members return with the 3rd album from their dystopian project. Back in the days, the Berlin boys Wagner and Falgalas inaugurated the repertoire of now cult label Machinery Records as members of the DANCE OR DIE flagship.
Cult German artists and ex-DANCE OR DIE members return with the 3rd album from their dystopian project. Back in the days, the Berlin boys Wagner and Falgalas inaugurated the repertoire of now cult label Machinery Records as members of the DANCE OR DIE flagship, often described as the first band building the bridge between EBM industrial and cold wave gothic music…
Since 2017, they continue intelligently merging moody melodic electronics, dark poignant expressive vocals and upbeat frontal EBM industrial assaults under the DARKNESS ON DEMAND moniker (with the same DOD acronym) with a strong and engaged lyrical focus bridging science fiction themes with major issues of our current society.
The new album is a major call for freedom of art & expression, heavily criticizing autocratic regimes, mass-media manipulations, freedom restrictions and all other excesses of our society reminding us how prophetic dystopian social science fiction novels like “Brave New World” or “1984” were…
Like Wagner explains it: “Our new album “Digital Outcast” is an invitation to reconnect with nature and reality, to escape from that digital world dominated by artificial social medias and credit card consumption. Our world has so much more to offer!”.
Between classic dark electro and modern EBM, DARKNESS ON DEMAND compose highly melodic club electro tracks with addictive sinister soulful melodies, hammering beats, incisive synth sequences and Wagner’s unique poignant charismatic vocals. “Digital Outcast” is a colorful sonic palette offering so much diversity leading us through highly expressive mid tempo dark synth pop songs like “Flowers”, “Hang On” or yet the heartbreaking “Tragedy”, but also more frontal dancefloor EBM industrial assaults like “Female Grace”, “Last Attack”, “Reactor 4” and “Ban Of Truth” through captivating dark elektro pearls like “Skygazer” or “White Clouds”.
DARKNESS ON DEMAND are renowned for making no compromise to any music trend, for shouting out loud their critical ideas and point of views without any restriction. They simply enjoy focusing their creative energy on polishing their very own style and that is surely what is making them sound so authentic on the dark elektro scene.
01 Female Grace
02 Last Attack
03 White Clouds
04 Hang on
05 Ban of Truth
07 Reactor 4
09 Lord of the Harvest