CIRQUE D'ESS | Dark Wave / Cold Wave/ Italy
CIRQUE D’ESS is a Ritualwave duo formed on 2017 in Italy.
CIRQUE D’ESS takes inspiration by a wide range of music styles including Darkwave, Synthwave, Coldwave, Shoegaze, EBM and Techno. Under a black hood, driven by liturgical atmospheres and sustained by punchy dance floor sounds...they called it “Ritualwave”.
CIRQUE D’ESS debut in December 2017 with a 5-tracks self-produced EP. Soon after, the duo started having shows across Italy.
As 2020 saw the light, the first and suggestive video clip based on the song “Hole-Frog”, was included in a double version in the following 11-tracks album “Black Synthetic and Dense”. It was released in 2021 via Cold Transmission Music (DE) label, and was preceded by the single/video “A Spooky Host”, probably one of the most played tracks of the darkwave world scene in 2021/2022.
Since the beginning CIRQUE D’ESS has shared the stage with bands like Ash Code (IT), The KVB (UK), Horror Vacui (IT), The Spiritual Front (IT), Rabia Sorda (MX/DE), Hante (FR), Lili Refrain (IT), Qual (UK), Kill Your Boyfriend (IT), Under The Skin (PL), Velvet Vega (IT) and others.