Ash Code

Ash Code

On October 15, 2014, Ash Code released their first full-length album, ‘Oblivion’ on CD under the Swiss Dark Nights label.

The concept of oblivion described by the band is interpreted possibility in accordance with Nietzschean philosophy, where forgetfulness was described as an active force to forget what one suffers and afflicts us without getting caught in a spiral of negative feelings and depression. It is one way to react positively to life, to avoid further pain and suffering. The work reached 2nd in the “Soundcheck” chart of Sonic Seducer and it was described as feverish and restless debut, capable of translating the Icy Expressionist theme pairing with the abrasive sweep of the neo industrial; essentially 10 tracks between Dark Wave and black electro pop, succeeding at capturing the early days yet blending them into present time by means of modern Synthpop, catchy and tormented hints delivering one of the best Dark Wave albums of 2014.

A second press of the CD was released in May 2015 with inverted colours for the cover, as well as a vinyl version under the label Manic Drepression Records.

On February 27, 2016 their second LP “Posthuman” was released under the Swiss Dark Nights label. According to the band, we live in a posthuman era. It is an era of technology, of multiculturalism, of the transformation of every aspect of the world around us. In this radical change, the individual must relocate ethically, socially and politically while men must reformulate their values, with the understanding that they do not own the world but rather share it with other natural beings. The album reached the 2nd position in the “Soundcheck” chart of Sonic Seducer again and was described as a hectic work of obsessive rhythm and markedly post-punk.

The sepulchral vocals and dark catchiness of the supporting melodies, being constantly on the edge of a glacial minimalism made the album pretty much reverberating electrogoth similar to other seminal bands such as Clan Of Xymox, Depeche Mode, The Sisters Of Mercy. The band used minimal wave structures ultimately intended for the dance floor and adhered to the dandy apocalyptic manifesto claiming Gary Numan, Soft Cell and Neon as inspirational fathers. Posthuman is also depicted as an album where the trio searches for new paths, personalizing the sound with ‘noisy analog DIY synthesisers and instruments such as Mellotron and Theremin, being overall a more mature work and even more accessible than “Oblivion”. On April 2016 a vinyl version with inverted colours for the cover was released under the label Manic Depression Records.

During the last months of 2016 they start to remix songs from their favourite bands like Moby, Hante, She Past Away and Massive Ego.

On May 18, 2018 the band released the third album “Perspektive” on Swiss Dark Nights / Manic Depression Records. The LP reached the first position in the “Soundcheck” chart of Sonic Seducer and was selected as “Album of the month” too.

On 12 September 2018 the band announces to have signed with Metropolis Records and every record is reprinted on CD and vinyl in exclusive editions for the North and South America during the autumn 2018.