Electronic duo Zerkalo is a project worth getting excited about. First of all we have production duties from Heinrich Mueller (real name Gerald Brown) of legendary Detroit techno outfit Drexciya, and chilling vocals from French chanteuse Victoria Lukas. The result is that classic Detroit synth sound meshed with dark beats and eerie voice. The mood of Mueller and Lukas’ collaboration can’t help but bring to mind the work of Fever Ray, yet the comparison falls a bit flat, as Fever Ray is more about spectacle, whereas Zerkalo seems more of a multimedia project featuring a cinematic element at live performances that go part in parcel with the music. Either way, the music is great minimal synth-oriented electronica that is reminiscent of the more sedate Drexciya tracks but also sounds like something entirely new from Mueller, and Lukas’ mesmerizing vocals are the perfect extension.
They have released three 12’s thus far through Clone Records and their videos are all worth repeated viewings. I am looking forward to more work from this exciting duo in the near future. If I’ve piqued your interest, then check out an interview with Lukas courtesy of FACT Magazine. Cheers.