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Veils 03:42
Essence 03:26
The Obsessed 05:05
Narcissus 04:00
Drifted Away 04:15


“VAULT” is the first full length solo album by “The New Arctic” which is the Californian artist Eleanor X.
The New Arctic denotes an icy world that is starting to thaw under the changing conditions of our landscapes. Musically, this metaphor is expressed through cold wave music that has a very vulnerable and human core.

Eleanor X's alto voice is our guide through some very dark places in this full debut album; she takes us on a subterrenean voyage where we meet archetypes from the depths such as death, grief, rejection, erotic isolation, heartbreak, ancestral patterns, the dark power of the subconsciousness, self-loathing and at last an opening in the VAULT where she rises from the mysterious and pained underground psyche.
Her vocals on this album are often nearly detached, grounded in their distance but with an underlying fragility. She is the objective witness to this VAULT full of tears that is an emotional archive of a very dark time now past. And from this VAULT we have a collection of songs that each stand alone as compelling dark wave tracks that will linger after each listen.
The usual themes and mood of cold/dark wave are fully present in VAULT and the often layered meanings are universal.
Eleanor X incorporates emulators from the 80s for a rich synth backdrop to support her analog bass and guitar, with expert drum programming by Pedro Code (Iamtheshadow, The Ending Nights) along with guest guitarist Robert Pelikan (deAnima, Garnet Fields) who weaves his emotive arpeggiations with postpunk moments.
Now it's your turn to drop into the VAULT and experience for yourself this icy darkness so full of emotion


released May 31, 2022


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SwissDarkNights Label Switzerland

SwissDarkNights (28/01/12) is an independent label. Supports and produces music in order to collect every possible fragment from a slice of contemporary goth scene.
SDN edits and produces Glassmastered debuts to promote young bands.

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