Strict Tempo: Figure Section, Darkswoon, Other + Vox Sinistra
A night of darkwave electronics from Belgian coldwave act Figure Section, Portland electro-goths Darkswoon + dark electronics from Other
Strict Tempo presents
featuring live sets from Belgian coldwave/EBM duo Figure Section with a special extended dance set and local support from live acts Darkswoon (electro goth) and Other (electronic darkwave) plus DJ set from Strict Tempo founder Vox Sinistra (EBM, dark alt/electronic)
$13 advance / $15 door
8pm door / 9pm show / 21+
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** Figure Section (Brussels, Belgium) **
Figure Section is an EBM / Synthpop / Cold Wave duo from Brussels, Belgium. Its protagonists are Austrian-French composer and vocalist Olivia Carrère - aka Olive - and Belgian producer Yannick Franck (RAUM, Orphan Swords).
Their first single 'Teutonic Knights', followed by their debut EP entitled ‘Spectre’ (released in 2020 on Berlin label Aufnahme + Wiedergabe) have subsequently generated widespread acclaim.
Their new album "Mirages" has been released in 2022 on Antibody label, delivering an impactful hybrid of taut minimal wave and heavyweight EBM.
Figure Section music is played by DJs in parties all over the world and several of their songs are already considered dark clubbing classics.
"The pair deftly mixes echoes of 80s past into a vessel of existential woes and insane passions, to create, through menacing electronics, cold danceable rhythms, dangerously lush melodies, a distinctive yet familiar noir-ish icy synth sound."
new album "Mirages" on Antibody label: https://antibodylabel.bandcamp.com/album/mirages
debut EP "Spectre" on Aufnahme + Wiedergabe: https://aufnahmeundwiedergabe.bandcamp.com/album/spectre
** Darkswoon (Portland, OR) **
"...fierce electronic prowess and shoegaze-inspired guitar textures. As such, the band channels both the detached chill of early Fever Ray and Eurythmics as well as the churning menace of Modern English...both incredibly powerful and irresistibly catchy at once." -- Frank Deserto, Post-Punk.com
** Other (Seattle) **
Haunting vocals floating above heavy synth undertones creates a soundscape of ethereal darkwave with an ambient touch. Seattle based electronic goth band Other is a collaboration between Jeff King and Bree Rose which will weave you through otherworlds.
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** Vox Sinistra (Seattle) **
Vox Sinistra is a Seattle-based DJ exploring the synthesis of dark underground electronic sounds with retro and modern inspiration, ranging from old-school EBM, industrial and New Beat to minimal and cold waves, forward-thinking electro and techno, and '80s synth music such as Italo disco, acid house, synth-pop, new wave and more. With a background in post-punk, no wave and related '80s alternative and DIY punk movements, she combines sounds with rebellious spirit, nostalgic melodies, and avant-garde genre-mashing that stimulates bodies into movement for a cathartic and heavy dance music experience.
She is currently host of weekly club night Strict Tempo, where she books an international selection of dark electronic artists, and is also known for her post-punk/obscure '80s wave radio show Secret Meaning of Things at KHUH 104.9 FM since 2011 (currently on hiatus), shortlisted for Best Music Show - Alternative in the 2018 Mixcloud Radio Awards. She has been featured in Mixcloud's 'One to Watch' series as a "post-punk extraordinaire". She is also a former music columnist for Seattle alt weekly the Stranger, and occasional contributor to Post-Punk.com. In 2017, she was inspired to mix her underground '80s sounds with techno and electro, and is now focusing on making club sets for dark and dungeonesque dance floors.
** Strict Tempo **
Dark alternative/electronic events hosted by Vox Sinistra, in-person Seattle/PNW and worldwide on https://twitch.tv/VoxSinistra
FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/462809388253590