DTX15: Distant Stars - The Way Things Work


Distant Stars are a 2-piece operating out of Melbourne and Caen. Originally meeting at a
party under a Cathedral in Normandy Muriel Annic and Richard Payne defied the tyranny of distance and soon embarked on a trans global song writing project.

It then seemed appropriate that the bands name would be taken from the classic Ultravox tune : "..somehow we drifted off too far, communicate like distant stars".


The design brief was to create something bright that lives and breathes in the spaces between the cold, the dark, the deconstructed and the minimal.




Distant Stars Debut release is "The Way Things Work": 9 tracks of blissfull yet challenging, deconstructed electro pop bliss. Recorded in Caen and Melbourne over 2017 the set was Mastered in London by Antony Chapman. Artwork was commissioned from Denis Leadbeater, founder of Melbournes  "Flux" design house.


" J'apprécie énormément ce Son qui navigue entre Electro, Coldwave, Darkwave et Dream Pop, mais j'apprécie encore plus le timbre de Voix de Muriel...."




"Abrasive minimal synth, driven by the correct and righteous urge to pump up the MS-20 and sing and shriek over it. I’m not sure how to break it to Detonic that “Indulge” isn’t actually going to be a sure-fire Eurodisco smash hit — though it is a catchy little lump of blare."