May 28, 2024

m1nk – The Far Side (single)

Dutch label Seja Records cast another quirky spell with the brand new single The Far Side by m1nk (pronounced ’em one en kay’). This is a dark electronic duo concocting sonic mischief in darkwave/gothic/industrial realms, and in the “peculiar” likes of Portishead and David Lynch. This band is a smooth, intriguing, and dusty outfit, comprised of Barry Snaith (a.k.a. The Inconsistent Jukebox) from Wakefield-UK and Erika Bach (a.k.a. Lola Demo), an Australian electronic music-maker now based on the island of Ithaca in Greece. Here darkwave cabaret industrialism by Barry Snaith meets the ethereal and dark haunting voice of Erika Bach. Together they produce an addictive and a witchy sonic result. The Far Side is an electronic downtempo tune involving two determined and concrete players – two different and, at the same time, quite noise-loving curious musicians, who’ve seemingly built a sort of a sonic puzzle with an obvious and a mutual accessory in the whole process. “This is a song of yearning, waiting and disappointment,” says Erika Bach, who wrote the lyrics and the melody first and subsequently passed it into the hands of Barry Snaith. He then pushed it into the darker streams of industrial darkwave musings with an eye on dubstep too. The result is a complete and an addictive downtempo groovy chant on urban inconveniences with a persuasive effort and a targeted performance by them both. This is a heavy tune too in terms of the song’s own demands and artistry – a pretty convincing single, following up their independently released Fuck You Up, released earlier this year. Here is the official video for The Far Side by Gash Productions.





photo by Erika Bach


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Hey people I'm Mike D from Athens GR (43). I'm a sound engineer, radio producer, and certainly a music "freak." I couldn't be anything else, you see: I grew up in a musical home (my father was a composer), and wanted to be a rock-star but wasn't patient enough to study music. Instead, I studied the technical stuff and went really "nuts" when I started writing articles about the bands and artists I love. It all started back in 2002 in a printed magazine (Sound Maker - RIP) and I still do it because I really like sharing my libraries, discotheque, info, connections, knowledge, and all. I'm involved in all "waves" music (new wave/darkwave/post-punk/shoegaze), punk, industrial, EBM, alternative rock, indie, electronic, avant-garde/ experimental/ freestyle...but on the other hand I can easily throw a classical CD in the player, or a jazzy tune, or...ok you get it: Music! I'd like to read your comments on my writing because you know how it goes, and you all know the glorious song by Placebo,"Without You I'm Nothing"...Thanx and enjoy Freedom and Music, Loud!
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