Niemcy / Germany
Date of establishing :
Band members:Torben Wendt
Biography:Diorama was founded in 1996 as a musical project of Torben Wendt. Torben’s music was soon recognized by Adrian Hates of Diary of Dreams, so with his support and the support of Rainer Assmann (Daf/ Fad Gadget), a debut-album “Pale” was released in 1999. It was received very well both by the critics and the audience.
In 2000, Torben’s friend Felix Marc joined Diorama as a keyboard player, co-producer and backing vocalist. The second album “Her Liquid Arms” was released in April 2001. Despite its stronger rhythms and more forceful electronic sounds, the music preserved its distinctive atmosphere, established with the first album. The song “Advance” became one of the leading club hits and the band was becoming increasingly popular. The second album was followed by club-oriented single “Device” (December, 2001.)
Bassist Bernard Le Sigue joined the band the following year, and together with Torben and Felix saw the release of the third album, named “The Art of Creating Confusing Spirits”, the album was released in October 2002. During November and December of the same year, Diorama supported Diary of Dreams on tour.
After a long break and another addition to the band’s line-up (guitar player Sash Fiddler joining in 2003), the long-awaited fourth album "Amaroid" was released in April 2005. For the promotion of the new album, the band joined VNV Nation, on their “Formation” tour.
In October 2005, Diorama released two more albums: A re-release of their first album “Pale”, with three new songs (“Don’t Be There”, “You and Ice” and “Crop of Illusions”); and “Re-Pale” – a collection of new versions of earlier songs, remixes and some previously unreleased songs. At the same time, the band went on their first headline tour throughout Germany. At the end of 2006, Bernard Le Sigue left the band.
On the 23rd of February 2007, a new single was released: “Synthesize Me”, a prelude for the next album, which was released 4 weeks later. “A Different Life” can be characterized as a criticism of the society ruled by artificial, deviant system of values. With his lyrics, Torben portrayed the revolt of the individual against the imposed principles and general degradation of true values and virtues.
In 2010 year fans wait for next CD "Child of entertainment", third single in history group, preceded album "Cubed", which appeared in limited version 2CD.
In 2013 appears the release "Even the Devil Doesn't Care".
Three and a half year after their latest album, leading German Dark Electro act Diorama return with their all new album. From the explosive opening track ‘ZSA’ to the almost surreal album closer ‘Stay Undecided’, Diorama celebrate their unique mixture of Dark Electro, Indie and Progressive.
"The Songs have been written in these our hard times of more and more intricated global crisis and the ever growing raise of fanatic nationalism and other insane incidents of certain human minds. We intended to oppose a ‘term' to the increasing bewilderment / the imminent fiasco of human civilization we all seem to precipitate towards… a term that would express at the same time our incapacity to defend ourselves and our will to fight for what our civilization has reached over the past centuries – the "Zero Soldier Army"" explains Diorama mastermind Torben Wendt.
"When we produced "Zero Soldier Army", we first of all re-discovered our love for powerful Electronic sound and further developed it. Harder and straighter as on recent albums, but with that specific feel for melancholy as always. The album turned out to be 100% Diorama.