After a few years off the live scene, Stina Tester & Cinta Masters have reformed as a duo to release their debut album Awake and Dreaming. Deep Sleep is the single to be released off the album and is their first release since their promising 2009 Gold Tango EP.
Premiered on Howl & Echoes, Deep Sleep is made up by throbbing bass lines, haunting vocals and a synth solo, inspired by 1970s and ’80s goth, post‐punk, synth‐pop and artists such as Delta 5, Pylon and Depeche Mode.
Stina & Cinta’s music delivers both upbeat pop and a darker mystery. It will catch you off guard with its unconventional, hard-hitting drums mixed with hypnotising harmonies, electronic flourishes and tightly synchronised keys.
The album was recorded by Morgan McWaters in 2014 with additional recordings made by Stina & Cinta throughout the year. The songs were mixed by Stina & Cinta in 2015 and later mastered by Mikey Young.