The perfect match of sounds and visuals creating magic atmospheres. From Italy to Ukraine and settled in NYC. BARK is Alessio Casalini (guitars, synths and programming) and Alexey Artemov (drums, percussion and programming). The duo came to life in 2014 drawing on various influences, love to intricate arrangements and experimentation. The first EP “Bark”, released in 2016 is a collection of 7 tracks each with a voice of its own.
Each song is a collaborative effort featuring various singer-songwriters (including Amy Vachal – finalist on the show “The Voice”, Season 9), talented musicians and composers. EP release included 2 music videos:
“The Liar (feat. Aidan Flores-Hall)” was released in 2017, followed by live shows in NYC area. Most of 2017 spent in the studio working on new music and music videos.
A new single and accompanying music video “Cold and Silent (feat. Krystal Hawes)” released on February 9, 2018 at MonaLiza studios in NYC during NYFW.
“Cold and Silent” Remixes EP was released in April 2018. A collaboration with Italian electronic project Okland and producer Loris Massera.
The single “Gridlines (feat. Melinda Camille)” was released in May 2018, followed by “Gridlines” music video released in December 2018.
In December was also released a new single: “Medicate (feat. Marcus Potts & Melinda Camille)”.
BARK will be on a West Coast Tour in mid February 2019 and is currently recording material for the new EP
“The US duo mix post-rock with trip-hop on dark and brooding beats”
We Are The Guard
“…unsettling vibe driven by a dark eerie vocal that seems perfectly fitting for an equally unsettling visual”
Dark Beauty Magazine
“They are the soundtrack to our dreams and what musicians aspire to be…”
“Nocturnal and unsettling…”
Howl & Echoes
“The production is beyond slick, touching so many of your aural buttons all at once”
“Experimental in a way in which few artists would attempt today in a musical landscape dominated by pulp pap pop of the lowest common denominator”
“Dark-wave Art-rock at its finest”