Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR is now sharing a beautiful new cover for the song ‘This Twilight Garden’, originally created by THE CURE for their 1992’s 9th album “Wish”, as B-side for its first single published ‘High’.
The cover celebrates the 30th anniversary of another iconic album of the 90’s and a key band for the development of all dark sounds. Probably the best love song Robert Smith has ever written. Listen to the dark version of the song via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.
The band comments on the cover: “For some reason, this love song resounds in my heart since I heard and read its content decades ago… Its foggy ambience, subtle care of the details and sweet description of the acts, perfectly match with the way we have always conceived music in Foscor. Even more during these last years since “Les Irreals Visions” conception, and our creative future was chosen. Indeed, I consider this my favourite The Cure song, and always wondered how could only be featured as a B-Side of that album, without the fair recognition I felt it deserved… At the end, this is a song all The Cure fans know and value for its beauty, which now we try to translate once again into our language and celebrate as the milestone it is. The gross visual connection chosen for the visualizer has obviously nothing to do with the lyric content…but sets and shows a trace of things to come…our next album. Love in capital letters as an act of closure of our trilogy. At the end, we all love the beauty of darkness and the tragic world we live in. 30 years mean too much time for too much things, but is worth celebrating when the purest emotions are involved in a song and band like The Cure. Once again, we hope you enjoy and share the celebration! To all of us, and for many more years of tragic darkness…“
The Catalans return with the second chapter of the trilogy initiated with “Les Irreals Visions” in 2017, yet strongly connected to the fin de siècle cultural movement of Modernisme – a parallel development to Art Nouveau and Jugendstil among others. Visual things must acquire a new secret appearance, and with ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’ FOSCOR treats poetically how facing a change of a sick world and society through the land of dreams.
The title translates as “The White Tombs”, a metaphor for that world of dreams and expectations where humans chained to reality may die and born free to imagine a better one.
FOSCOR hail from Catalonia, and take inspiration from the morbid, decadent, and sick reflections on a rapidly changing society, as the artistic landscape at the end of the nineteenth century shaped.
The name FOSCOR translates as “darkness” in their native Catalan tongue, which the band from Barcelona uses for their lyrics as a distinctive element and strong connection with their cultural reality.
The Catalans’ first two albums, ‘Entrance to the Shadows’ Village’ (2004), ‘The Smile of the Sad Ones’ (2007) wrapped a shroud of classic second wave black metal around a melancholic yet vital core. ‘Groans to the Guilty’ (2009) witnessed FOSCOR setting out towards more progressive and avant-garde course, but it was next full-length ‘Those Horrors Wither’ (2014) which marked a clear departure from the black metal. Darkness found an equally strong expression through the use of very personal clean vocals, tempo reduction and atmosphere.
In 2017, FOSCOR took another step in their constantly changing and shifting evolution. The brand new release ‘Les Irreals Visions’ (2017) was easily drawing its eager audience in, only to lure the unwary listener into a dark labyrinth of unexpected complexity filled with beauty and sorrow. In 2018, FOSCOR explored these lines between reality, poetry and the beyond even further with a special digital release transforming their own music into a so intimate experience; ‘Les Irreals Versions’ (2018).
Now, 2019 promises to be as tragic as their music claims with the so sensitive release of ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’, its characteristic melancholic sonic aura and catchy riffing intensity. Their most personal and delicate sound achievement to date.
Style: Dark Atmospheric Metal
Fiar: lyrics, vocals
Falke: guitars, effects
Albert M.: guitars, bass, piano
Jordi F.: drums
Esteban P.: keys