Cirque d'Ess is an Italian Ritualwave band from Pisa, formed in 2017 by Valerio “Ryo” Girmenia (Guitars, Synths & Samplers) and Martina “Miriam” Bufalini (Vocals & Industrial Sounds). Cirque d’Ess takes inspiration by a wide range of music styles including Dakwave, Synthwave, Shoegaze, EBM and Techno. Under a black hood, driven by liturgical atmospheres and sustained by punchy dance floor sounds ... they called it “Ritualwave”. 

Their debut album "Black, Synthetic and Dense" was released in March 2021.