Black Devotion is the debut release by new London-based act DRIFT. Already founding member of the synth/wave trio Phosphor and currently in the shoegaze duo Leave The Planet, young and talented Nathalia Bruno started her own solo project once the band split up after the Youth and Immortality LP back in 2013.
Listening to DRIFT one can tell now how much Nathalia influenced Phosphor back then and at the same time a personal evolution is clearly in full sight.
Needless to say Depeche Mode and HTRK, Slowdive and Cocteau Twins exercise some influence here, but Nathalia is shaping her own way to those sounds that bands as Tropic Of Cancer and Northern Electronics’ Född Död have also been pursuing.
There’s a brighter component to DRIFT’s music visible both in shiny tracks like Grave and Hard to Accept as in the more ethereal Dreams in Silkscreen and Say it Right.
Featuring six songs, Black Devotion marks the birth of what Nathalia herself calls devotional synth. Purity in drifting.
A3 Dreams in Silkscreen
B1 Say it Right
B2 Hard to Accept
B3 Never Let Go