Peruvian synth band Blue Velvet have just released their debut, In Event of Moon Disaster, via Buh Records. The album dropped on streaming and digital purchasing platforms on Friday, 9/14, but a vinyl edition will also be available in late November.
Blue Velvet’s sound is a delicate blend of dark synth overtones and hazy atmosphere, recalling bands like The Chromatics, Deux, and Linear Movement to mind. Noelia Cabrera’s vocals sway delicately between detached spoken-word mantras and hazy, ethereal textures, floating delicately above Antonio Ballester’s programming and synth work. Standout tracks on the record include the late night fever-dream “Under Your Spell,” the deeply nightmarish “Ghost Breath,” and lead single “A Strange Face In the Mirror,” which also appears on the album in remixed form by album producer and Peruvian shoegaze legend Mario Mendoza (Silvania/Cielo).
While you can stream the album in full via the player above, you can find the full tracklisting and purchasing information below:
Blue Velvet- In Event of Moon Disaster
1. Tenuous Spheres
2. Dark Room
3. Like a Velvet Glove
4. A Strange Face in The Mirror
5. Ghost Breath
6. Under Your Spell
8. Moon Disaster
9. A Strange Face in The Mirror (Mario Silvania Remix)
10. Hell By Your Side
Photo by Rodrigo Cabrera