Berlin-based synthpop duo uon have a new EP out called Catharsis which was released digitally on the 25th of October, with a vinyl edition to follow. The dark and sensual What If is one of the highlights of the EP, as you can hear below.
Anna Sharifi and Nina Branner whip up a dark storm right from the opening notes. Post-punk, techno, Berlin underground, and icy dance beats permeate the arrangement, making for a minimal, rhythmic and hypnotic sound. The track clocks in at over six minutes, though the haunting vocals don’t kick in until around the midpoint. Similar in style to Chelsea Wolfe or Aldous Harding, they add to that sense of splendour and isolation that underpins the song. The track is perfect mood music for nights spent in alone, or early mornings spent with friends.
Catharsis is out now on Bandcamp and Spotify. Check out the band’s Facebook and Instagram pages for news on the vinyl version of the EP, as well as live appearances such as their gig in Bamberg early next year.