La Danza (LP)
Peter Out - 13 €
Formed in Liverpool in 2012 by Ash Lerczak (of the horror punk band Zombina And The Skeletons) and Chris Luna, Double Echo was originally their goth-rock side project, but as they found it a lot easier to write songs as a duo with a drum machine than with their previous bands, Double Echo quickly became their main project. Within the following months, they released a few cassette EPs in which they had recorded everything on cassette to get an all analogue sound.
Their first album Phantomime came out in 2013 as a digital release, and it was well received by webzines and goth DJs around the globe. After the album release, the keyboard player Ellon Souter joined the band for their live shows, but soon she became one of the band members. Ellon is also an archaeologist, and she wrote the lyrics for a few songs on La Danza from an excavation in Cyprus.
La Danza is the second album by Double Echo, and the band describes it as an album of melodic and very sad songs. It continues down the same path as its predecessor, but with a darker and slightly more keyboard-oriented sound, and all three band members sing a few songs each on the album. Early Clan of Xymox and the mid-80s sounds of Leeds are the most obvious influences, and the album sounds more like authentic oldschool than retro like. These eight songs has a more dreamy darkwave atmosphere than their previous work, but it is still rhythmic and danceable.
La Danza is released on black vinyl and it's limited to 500 copies.