Pest Productions have released the second album by Xinjiang-based act Despair. Besides the band’s name, it’s definitely the melancholy and “despair” in the music that captures the moment that the world seems to be in. We were hoping that a band from Xinjiang would actually be singing in Uyghur – imagine how much more haunting that would be on top of a DSBM soundscape.
Here’s the write up from Pest Productions directly:
“Dissolving sells, piercing void, fallen corpses, ashen hope; the unfathomable mental pain when all your blood veins part away with your miserable past self.
Despair is one of the most recent newcomers among the Chinese DSBM scene. Hailing from Urumuqi, Xinjiang, Despair was founded by its sole member D. in 2018. Like Trist, Austere, and other pioneers, Despair possesses all the classic elements of the early 2000s DSBM gloden bloom: from mournful shrieks, razor-sharp tones, and grievous melodicism, as well as some touches of Post BM ambiance.”
Hit up the bandcamp link directly to grab physical products.