“. …out flew reason”
release date: 21/02/23
Stone cold on the heels of the seminal Twenty Twenty Sound (1999) Dark Star outdo even My Bloody Valentine for tardy follow ups.
Worth the wait? Certainly. With its mix of minimal acid rock and bass led pounding grooves the band’s difficult second album is refreshingly lean and mean.
Recorded in 2000 at Rockfield Monmouthshire and Westlake Los Angeles the record never saw the light of day as the band members went their separate ways in 2001.
Twenty three years later this never-before-heard time capsule recording sounds vital and fresh.
Navigating a route through a mire of existential themes: desertion, escape, abandon, suicide, the logic of acid trips and blood simple murderers.
Bleak perhaps, but grooving and compelling without overblowing the sentiments, or punishing us with alt-rock/progressive overload. There are subtleties aplenty and even a pop sensibility on show here.
A snapshot of what the turn of the century looked and sounded like for Dark Star.
Initial release on BANDCAMP with streaming services to follow.
Dark Star – …out flew reason (Roman Road promo)
Dark Star – Strangers & Madmen
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