Diorama – The Missing Fragments
Label: Accession Records 2020
Tiny missing Fragments is the 10th studio album of dark wave avant-gardists Diorama. Diorama have always been considered cerebral and unconventional.
Tiny missing Fragments is the 10th studio album of dark wave avant-gardists Diorama. Diorama have always been considered cerebral and unconventional. And this label has never been more fitting than today. On their new album, Diorama renounce on classic electro arrangements they clothe their emphatic messages in glitch beats, complex loops and atmospheric density. The choruses come with an epic and melodic quality, flavoured with the melancholic ease that already characterised previous releases like Amaroid and Her liquid Arms.
The album was recorded and produced single-handedly by Torben Wendt and Felix Marc. The unique character of the music owes a lot to the haunting vocals and the many sound details, but also to the psychedelic guitar effects by Zura Nakamura. Tracks like Gasoline and the zoodrake-produced remix of Horizons should guarantee high club interest. Yet the true radiance of the album is created by the disturbing, torn aesthetics that unfold especially in ballads such as rreversible or Dark Pitch.
The album release will be heralded by a number of digital singles and video material. The cover artwork was created in collaboration with the Dutch artist Faizki who provided a series of images exclusively for this release. Diorama exist since 1996 and look back on a multitude of releases and appearances at concerts and festivals. Apart from one replacement at the guitar, the line-up of the quartet has remained unchanged for many years.
01 Avatars 02 Patchwork 03 Horizons 04 Gasoline 05 Dark Pitch 06 Charles de Gaulle 07 Counterloop 08 Sensation 09 Irreversible 10 Iisland 11 The Minimum 12 Orbitalia