Alfa Matrix fans and followers all know very well our favourite Estonian artist Dmitry Darling, the frontman of FREAKANGEL fame… Well, our talented bad boy is also the mastermind behind the band SUICIDAL ROMANCE, a project that he started back in 2006 with female vocalist Viktoria Seimar. They managed to establish themselves within the alternative darkwave / electro scene through numerous live performances across Europe and by releasing three albums (“Love Beyond Reach”, “Shattered Heart Reflections” and “Memories Behind Closed Curtains”) and also several EPs (“A Kiss To Resist”, “Whisper Goodbye” and “Burning Love / Remember Me”) on various labels in Russia, Germany and the USA.
While D. Darling is currently preparing the much anticipated return of SUICIDAL ROMANCE in studio, as well as putting the finishing touches on a few more surprise releases through Alfa Matrix, we could not resist sharing with you as perfect appetizer for all that will soon follow, some 15 selected moments from their rich and diverse repertoire and plunge you once again into SUICIDAL ROMANCE’s unique dreamy atmospheres and upbeat darker moments… what could be considered a “best-of” collection aptly titles “Rêves & Souvenirs” on which angel and devil marry their vocal talents for a unique blend of catchy melodic tunes and noir elektro synth arrangements with an edge.
You will also enjoy the classic BLUTENGEL remix of “Not Alone”, the stunning guest vocals of Felix Marc (DIORAMA, FROZEN PLASMA) on the catchy “Ecstatic”, the exclusive bonus remix of “Touch” by ES23 as well as a cover version of “Remember Me” by the band EMPHASIS with fully rerecorded male vocals by D. Darling for the occasion of this unreleased version…
All songs featured on “Rêves & Souvenirs” were initially mixed by Jan L. from NOISUF-X / X-FUSION or by Vasi Vallis (FROZEN PLASMA, REAPER, etc.) and were now remastered by Pavel Korotajev at Stone Oil Studio, while the design was inked by Tomoki Haysaka of Sheerheart in Japan.
Strongly recommended to fans of bands in the likes of BLUTENGEL, DIORAMA, FROZEN PLASMA, CHANDEEN, L’AME IMMORTELLE, IN STRICT CONFIDENCE, TECHNOIR, etc.
This album is only available as a download via Bandcamp (see player below).