Berlin darkwave duo Desolation Years recently dropped their Nights Illusion two-track single. One track that features on the release is the brooding beauty that is Tanzen. Listen to the song on Spotify, and you’ll instantly know why we liked it.

As sparse as it is sensual, the song takes a dark electro beat and fuses it to a motorik post-punk bass line. With a sense of beautiful barrenness that puts me in mind of Joy Division and Lebanon Hanover, Tanzen has a quixotic warmth under the layers of broad, brooding brushstrokes.

Nights Illusion and Tanzen are out now and can also be streamed or downloaded on Apple Music and Bandcamp. Be sure to check out the duo on Instagram to discover more about Desolation Years and their music.