Darkwave project Blood Relations traverses a bleak and barren landscape in the video for “New December”, a haunting song with dirge-like synths, sparse guitars, and vocals that coon with forlorn melancholia.
Blood Relations is a musical project created by E.K. Wimmer which combines elements of Post-Punk, Goth Rock, Darkwave, and Art Rock.
In addition to Blood Relations, Wimmer is known for his as an established film composer whose CV includes composing music for numerous short films, commercials, and podcasts as well as six feature films including the darkwave score for the 2018 documentary Scary Stories, based on the iconic 1980s children’s horror book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
In addition to music E.K. Wimmer also works as an experimental visual artist utilizing the mediums of collage, photography, and video installation. His work has been featured in multiple solo museum exhibitions over the years, both nationally and internationally.
“New December”, is the second single from Blood Relations. All instruments and vocals were written and performed by E.K. Wimmer. The song was written in response to the recent loss of his mother in 2021. Having just lost his father shortly before his mother, New December, like most of the songs already written are primarily addressing loss and grief.
Watch the video for “New December” below:
E.K. Wimmer began writing material under the name Blood Relations in 2020. The first single, “Heartvine”, was released in March of 2022 with an accompanying music video, directed by Wimmer. “New December”, the second single from Blood Relations, is out now via all major streaming services.