Skemer – Toasts and Sentiments

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Skemer is cooperation between singer Kim Peers, who’s also a model for Vogue, Steven Meisel, Prada, Dave Clarke etc., and guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove of post-metal band Amenra and his personal project Syndrome.
Two very different worlds collide and lead to minimalist dark wave deconstructions that are equal parts brutal and erotic.

After a hiatus of quite some time, the Belgian duo composed by the world renowned model Kim

Peers and post-metal band Amenra’s guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove, is finally back with a

new full-length album. Four years have passed since their debut “Benevolence”.

Meanwhile Skemer took the time to let all sides of their personality grow and eventually explode.

You remember their minimalist cold wave deconstructions equally made of brutal and erotic

components. A duality deeply rooted in the band’s music as well as in their line-up and obviously

their live shows, where romantic and ethereal atmospheres collide with the gothic side of

electronic and techno music.

This is even more present on their new LP Toasts & Sentiments.

Eleven new cuts where every side of Skemer’s nature gets its own share of expression only to

leave you wrapped in one pitch black cloak. A few episodes in the duo’s native language Dutch,

add even more mystery to the occult receipt.

Get in the introspective, tranche insistent riff on the opening track “Eyelashes” and get catapulted,

quite literally, on the dark side of the moon. Keep on wandering the alien surface with “Seen” and

its solemn gait. Pick up your pace with the pounding drums of “Easy to embrace” and “Kiss Me Kill

Me”. Go down the stairs to the dungeon of the club culture with lead singles “Overgave” and “Out

of Favor” claustrophobic electro. Remain bogged down in the darkness with “New born Babe”, get

slapped by “Apocalypse”s industrial trance crescendo. Rest and collapse with the final track’s

texture of ambient synths and reverberating guitars.

It may have taken four years for Skemer to present their new creation but it was definitely worth

the wait. Walk the night with us.

A1 Eyelashes
A2 Seen
A3 Zegens
A4 Easy To Embrace
A5 Kiss Me Kill Me
A6 Used To You
B1 Overgave
B2 Out Of Favor
B3 New Born Babe
B4 Apocalypse
B5 Like Dolls