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is a new musical project based in Upper Silesia, Southern Poland, formed in 2019. The duo, consisting of Marita Volodina (voice/words) and Arkadiy Berg (all instruments), plays dark and cold electronic wave music - melancholic and minimalistic but never monotonous. In contrast to the musical coldness stand the highly emotive and expressive vocals of Volodina, revolving around themes of despair, desire, loss and transformation. In reversing the opposites of minimal music and emotionally multi-layered vocals lies the project's peculiarity.

Stridulum can create songs that are sad but powerful, pensive but angry, fragile but full of strength, danceable but moody, accessible but deep. The first taste of Stridulum’s songs can be heard on the projects debut EP Burial (2020) (read the review over HERE). Right now the duo is working on their first full-length release. Exploring the beauty in pain and the pain in beauty, bringing together the Alpha and Omega – this alleged dichotomy reflects the musical and lyrical work of Stridulum: the delicate complexity of the emotional realm, from which the debut EP Burial springs from.

Electronica/minimal synth/darkwave in the veins of artists like Linea Aspera, Hante., Minuit Machine, Selofan, Kaelan Mikla, Boy Harsher,… but with an emotional and melodic twist. With "Collapse" - first single from the upcoming album Soothing Tales Of Escapism, which was released on December 18th, Stridulum brings a breath of fresh air to the darkwave/minimal synth aesthetic. The minimalistic, but the immensely catchy structure of the song, diverse and haunting vocals of Volodina and intriguing melodies promise a strong debut album, refined in every detail, which will be available as of April 2021 via Bat-Cave Productions.

[Dark] UNKNOWN is presenting Stridulum’s music this Thursday, December 24th at 22.00 (CET) on Terra Relicta Radio. Stay tuned for “the aim is to balance a bitter world’s shallowness with deep emotions”, as says Marita Volodina.

Stridulum links: Facebook, Bandcamp, YouTube, Instagram
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