Schonwald is the Italian duo of Alessandra Gismondi (vocal, bass and synth) and Luca Bandini (guitar, synth, drum machine, vocals). Together they create a hypnotic minimalist mood and a noise inclination with echoes of Suicide, New Order and synth melodies straight from the ’80s.
The duo released its first album, Amplified Nature in February 2009 n a special Vinyl edition including CD on Pocket Heaven Records (Lux). However, that’s all in the past. By the end of the year, Schonwald will release a new vinyl of their two recent singles “Moon” and “Mercurial” followed by a new full-length in 2013.
Both songs are about the duality of moody people that live their lives between reality and dreams. While not slated to appear on the band’s upcoming 2013 full-length via Chicago label Hozac Records, they do represent the duo’s current sound. Let us know if you’re feeling Schonwald, but we’re definitely interested in seeing just what they deliver in the upcoming year.