Bragolin | Post -Punk/ Netherlands
Bragolin is a Dutch post-punk/dark wave project by Edwin van der Velde. The music contains influences from various decades with ‘80s bariton guitar, synths and drummachines, '60s/'70s organs and ’90’s Shoegaze guitars. The lyrics are inspired by post-apocalyptic and horror movies.
In 2018 the debut album ‘I Saw Nothing Good So I Left’ was released with ‘Into Those Woods’ as the first music video. The song with its sticky baritone melody by now is a modern dance floor classic. The album was produced by Van der Velde together with former band member Isolde Woudstra and mixed by René Jongeneelen, with whom Van Der Velde also worked on various records of the Dutch Wave project Zwarte Poëzie. Also in 2018 Maria Karssenberg joined Bragolin and since then the duo played over 40 shows at various festivals and parties across Europe. Highlights were Wave Gotik Treffen DE, Extramuralhas PT, Waveteef BE, Kalabalik SE and Grauzone NL.
For the second album released in 2019, Van Der Velde teamed up with Adam Tristar to write the ‘Bragolin vs Adam Tristar’ album ‘Let Out The Noise Inside’. During 2019 Adam Tristar had also joined Bragolin on stage for a limited amount of shows. In 2020 remixes by Bragolin were released by Clan of Xymox (She) and She Past Away (Ruh).