We last heard from Italian duo Evil Twin in January of this year with the release of the stunning video for “Heaven,” a bass-heavy cut from their AYIN album on Italian/Portuguese label Shit Music For Shit People. Today, the duo returns with The Myth of Sisyphus, an album inspired by the Greek tale of the same name. 

With the release, the duo look to bring the tale and its message into a modern context, as they explain: “In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra. He was condemned to repeat forever the same meaningless task: pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again. The workman of today works every day in his life at the same tasks, and his fate is no less absurd than Sisyphus’ one.” Musically, the album flows through a range of emotive cuts, from synth-heavy ambient to haunted spoken word, post-rock, and electronica, delivered as a coherent whole.

In support of the release, the duo have offered up shimmering album cut “The Rise” as today’s XLR8R download, available via WeTransfer below.

You can pick up The Myth of Sisyphus here.