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Flatline (EP)


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“So happy, I could die”, sings Viktoria Winter in the title track of the new EP “Flatline”. It’s a phrase whose contradictory nature is made for the Vienna-based duo: Everything has to end some time, so why not when happiness reaches its peak?

DRAMAS have skilfully mastered the art of the in-between:
Between a heavy heart and the knowledge that everything changes, that nothing stands still.
Between life’s big questions and carnal lust.
Between the will of the flesh and the weakness of the spirit.
Between the transience of things and their eternal meaning.
Between being together and being alone.
Between lightness and weight.
Between the analog and the digital, piano and electronica.
Between the 80s and today, playful pop and subtle drama.
Between the clam but touching, and the melancholic yet hopeful.
And in general: between her and him, their musical dialogue giving light to the contradictory nature of our existence.

But don’t mistake the approach of Viktoria Winter and Mario Wienerroither, who formed as a duo in 2016, as indecisiveness. Quite the opposite - the shades between black and white are more interesting and true to life than either end of the spectrum.

All of these gradations came together as an impressive whole in the band’s acclaimed debut album “Nothing Is Permanent” (2018). Now they take their next step forward with the new EP, “Flatline”. The great success of their debut - reflected in compelling TV appearances, an Austrian tour, and reaching the top of a major German radio station’s listener charts - has spurred the duo on to think bigger and more internationally, more aware of themselves and their style.

Viktoria Winter’s “So happy I could die” forces its way out of the speakers, along with the horns of Mario Wienerroither’s machinery. But it’s not just the melancholy in Winter’s voice reminding us that good luck and misfortune do not lie far apart, and DRAMAS still feel most at home between the poles.


released June 14, 2019

Written and performed by Viktoria Winter & Mario Wienerroither.
Mastered by Arnold Kasar at Calyx, Berlin.
Cover art by Denise Faber-Ledinger.
Published by Edition Fabrique.
2019 Fabrique Records.


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DRAMAS Vienna, Austria

DRAMAS are an electro-/art pop music duo, formed 2016 by Viktoria Winter and Mario Wienerroither - driven by rather unconventional chord progressions and structures, spare and subtle synthesis of organic sounds, a blend of soft yet powerful synths, crisp percussions and harmonized vocals. Following their acclaimed album debut "Nothing Is Permanent" (2018) DRAMAS will release Flatline" on June 14. ... more

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