Boomkat Product Review:
Staccato Du Mal is the minimal Cold Wave alias of Ramiro Jeancarlo, owner of the SDM label, home to his alter egos Opus Finis (a duo with Carlos E. Oni), Flesh Graey Display and Xeno & Staccato with internationally published fashion photgrapher, Miss Liz Wendelbo. 'Desespero' is defined by minimal, triplet-shifty drum machine patterns synched with darkly seductive lead synth and Ramiro's severely affected vocals. B-side 'Conducir' is exclusive to this 7" and yet more minimal, melancholy and emotive than the flip; a sludgy, half-lit mid-tempo instrumental smeared with dissonant darkwave melody. If his forthcoming album 'Sin Destino' is anywhere near as good as these it's going to be an essential purchase. TIP!