Seems there are so many buried treasures of Synth Wave to be unearthed and propped up here on the Hearse. This time we examine the work of the Dutch Ensemble Pittoresque, mainly their 1983 debut For This Is Past. Much like all these great bands, Ensemble Pittoresque play robotic dance music, however the addition of guitars makes this a bit more "conventional." The vocals and lyrics make this like a Synth Wave band you'd see in an '80s movie, the sort wearing vinyl and wrap around shades, but there is a calm, subdued quality to the songs. It's not as cold as some of the French bands, but often twice as cool, if that makes sense. Enjoy.