Diverting Duo is an etherial dreamwave duo from Cagliari, on the Italian island of Sardinia. The duo of Sara Cappai (vocals/synths) and Gianmarco Cireddu (guitar/synths) got started at some point in the late 2000s and their first album lover/lover came out in September of 2009. Since then, they’ve released one more album, a couple of EPs, and a couple of singles. They have a new album called Desire coming out on October 27, which is being co-released by Etch Wear Records (Norway) and DeAmbula Records (Italy).
Their bio says that they’re in the same vein as Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins. Frankly, I don’t hear that. I think they’re very much in the vein of Beach House (who just released ANOTHER new album today).
I hadn’t heard of Diverting Duo until a couple of months ago when I started getting stuff in the mail bag about them and this new album. I haven’t heard the entire album yet, but based on this song and the other, older stuff that I sought out, I’m going to like this quite a bit.
“Here and Elsewhere” by Diverting Duo
I wish there was a little bit more guitar and I wish they had a live drummer, but I still like this song a lot, and I’m very much looking forward to hearing the full album. Neither of the labels have pre-orders. I’m guessing that it’ll be available as a download via the Diverting Duo bandcamp page.
Here you can enjoy the video: