If you’re seeking “an intense and intimate mental catharsis,” then Norwegian-born, Berlin-based duo Soft as Snow are the band to invest your listening time in. The pair are set to their debut album Deep Wave on April 6th via Houndstooth records, and they’ve shared a video for gently named single ‘Pink Rushes’, which is lifted from the record.
Together, Oda Egjar Starheim and Øystein Monsen create “oblique left-field pop” that recalls Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, deep Detroit techno and Fever Ray. They prefer to avoid laptops when creating music, opting for analogue machinery, samplers, live drums and processed guitars. ‘Pink Rushes’ is a solid example of this, with its pulverizing bass, intense rhythmic throbs and Oda’s “vocal witchcraft”.
Listen to ‘Pink Rushes’ below, and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.
Deep Wave is released on 6th April via Houndstooth Records.