“The perfect soundtrack for the melancholy set clad in black, leather, and lace.”
Following the release of the dreamy and bewitching darkwave debut single “Mirror Twin”, Harsh Symmetry were signed to Fabrika this spring to release their debut on Fabrika – the home of Selofan, Lebanon Hanover and She Past Away, whose own Doruk Öztürkcan mixed and mastered the album. With a vocal style reminiscent of Cocteau Twins collaborator Cinder (This Mortal Coil, Cindytalk), and Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen, Harsh Symmetry’s Julian Sharwarko is the epitome of old-school and post-punk and goth, capturing a vision that perfectly matches his sound, while physically resembling his music forebears to the point where he looks like he just stepped out of a copy of Smash Hits circa 1983.
Hailing from Sacramento, California, Sharwarko’s love of music began at the tender age of 8, with parents who influenced his early music tastes by playing the music of Siouxsie and The Banshees, The Birthday Party, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode and Bauhaus. David Lynch’s work also made a profound impact on his style, specifically the short film The Grandmother.
01 Skin 02 Mirror Twin 03 Puglist 04 Lie an Opiate 05 Juniper 06 Your Eyes 07 Severance 08 Nowhere