February 23, 2024

‘Little Light’ | PINHDAR

‘Little Light’ | PINHDAR

Single/Video | DG | Fruits de Mer Records | Release Date 02/23/24

Glimpses of dark electronics grace the captivating latest single from the trip-hop Italian duo, offering a metaphor for the importance of empathy and a second preview of the upcoming album

On Friday, February 23, 2024, the trip-hop/dark-wave Italian band PINHDAR publishes ‘Little Light’ on digital stores. It is the second single leading up to the release of their highly anticipated second album, ‘A Sparkle On The Dark Water,’ scheduled for March 22. The track can immerse listeners in their velvety and captivating universe, filled with elegant chiaroscuro.

‘Little Light‘ is a metaphor for a relationship in which one of the individuals feels insecure and lost, ‘fumbling in the dark,’ with their only guiding light being the support they receive from the other. Like a fish in the deepest abyss, the presence of the other provides eyes and sensitivity to prevent drifting away. Is it an expression of human solidarity or love? It matters little, as once again, the pathos skillfully generated by the expressive voice of Cecilia Miradoli and the intense synthetic music of Max Tarenzi transports the listener into an introspective universe that everyone can relate to. Electronic arpeggiators and edgy guitars tastefully blend to create dream-pop and dark-wave atmospheres.

As for ‘Humans,’ the single ‘Little Light’ is accompanied by a powerful video created by visual artist Telavaya Reynolds. In collaboration with PINHDAR and their music, the Los Angeles-based director’s work explores the relationship between humans and their environments through choreographic movement, seeking homologies between the human form, artificial objects, and patterns in the natural world. The result is an immersive and almost mystical experience.

PINHDAR is an Italian duo composed of singer Cecilia Miradoli and guitarist/producer Max Tarenzi. Born out of experiences in the rock band Nomoredolls and the organisation of the international musical festival A Night Like This, they explore the fusion of trip-hop, dark wave, and electronica with originality, influenced by the Bristol scene. Their eponymous debut EP in 2019 received praise from the British critics, with the single ‘Toy’ broadcasted on major radios like KEXP. In 2021, they released their first album, ‘Parallel,’ with the collaboration of legendary producer Howie B, published by Fruits de Mer Records. The European tour included prestigious venues such as Stereolux in Nantes and Dr Sardonicus Psych Fest in the UK. In 2023, they completed the new album ‘A Sparkle On The Dark Water’ with producer Bruno Ellingham, a former Massive Attack and Portishead collaborator.


Produced by Max Tarenzi
Additional production and mixing by Bruno Ellingham at Riverside Studios, Bath (UK)
Mastering by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering, Bristol (UK)
Performed by PINHDAR
Music | Cecilia Miradoli, Max Tarenzi
Lyrics | Cecilia Miradoli
Graphic layout | Federica Rho
Video | Telavaya Reynolds
Photo | Agnese Carbone


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