An Essential Catharsis, the third release, and second full-length album by Chronic Twilight, was released on January 1, 2019 by Wave Records. This is Chronic Twilight’s second release through Wave Records.
The album again highlights Michael Louis as a multi-instrumentalist and Darkwave songwriter. This time; however, vocalist Sam Sharp is welcomed to the fold as lead vocalist on the album’s third track, The Anatomy of Poison. She lends a dreamy, Shoegaze element to the otherwise somber backdrop of the song.
The album’s first single, Mark of Cain, premiered on YouTube on December 8, 2018 as a lyric video. The video’s overt sexual imagery spotlights the song’s BDSM theme and is sure to resonate within the Gothic and S&M subcultures. Darkwave DJs would be amiss to not add this one to their repertoires.
An Essential Catharsis features nine brand new tracks, offering a well-rounded approach to songwriting, and subsequently speaks well to the album’s DIY production. The ballads, Coffee for Two, and Dire Transgressions, are countered with brooding, yet catchy Gothic Rock anthems like I’m Alive, and Rabid. December 28, 2018 saw the premier of the lyric video for I’m Alive!
The album is firstly available as a digital release on Wave Records’ Bandcamp page, with all other major digital music retailers to follow. Physical CD copies can be pre-ordered, as well, through Wave Records, and will be available in February 2019.
Don’t miss out on this modern Darkwave masterwork!