The Hungarian band Tripes – currently a duo, as Pravda Krisztián withdrew a while back, in which Ferenc Fehér and Marcsingó András now share the work of composing, with András taking on the singing, while Gábor Sperla, without actually being a band-member, writes the lyrics – makes dark synthesizer music (Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk are main influences); the playlist I’ve put together gives some idea of what one may expect from their next album, which may well be an exploration of painful beauty.