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gravity's dirty work

by Darkroom

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Teh Wever
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Teh Wever Excellent moody music for doing some good 3d modelling. I love your style people! Favorite track: gravity’s dirty work.
Peter Jones
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Peter Jones It was a close call. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone here, edging nervously into new-ish territory. Here are some enigmatic soundscapes that simply have to be accepted - they don't necessarily have a direction.

progstreaming.com scores yet another goal, though. Now I'm tempted to listen to the band's other works..! Favorite track: there’s no such thing as noise.
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KEN DAVIS Looking forward to hearing this album on the vinyl. Favorite track: gravity’s dirty work.
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PressPlay2 nice, tripped out music by darkroom, really unique, recommended. Favorite track: strung with black nylon.
Steve Lawson
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Steve Lawson lovely textured, fascinating sounds. Darkroom make lovely music. Fact. Favorite track: strung with black nylon.
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"Brimming with exquisite hooks, sub-sonic grooves and luscious immersive environments… Gravity’s Dirty Work from progressive electronica outfit Darkroom has all the drama, drive and dynamic punch you’d expect from a rock album. At times sepulchral and brooding, at others transcendent and uplifting, it ends in lost-summer reveries and echoey melancholia." - Sid Smith

The Darkroom duo of Michael Bearpark (No-Man, Henry Fool) and Andrew Ostler (Expert Sleepers) return with their first double album.

Begun as an exploration of early 90's electronica and its many sources, the album developed from extended improvisations through meticulous editing, layering and post-production into a coherent and timeless suite.

The trademark blurring of guitars, synthesiser and found sounds moves from the heavenly Beck meets Talk Talk atmospherics of Karhupuisto / Beautiful Retreat through apocalyptic foot-on-monitor fuzz mayhem at the end of the title track before closing with the eloquent scandinavian jazz-electronica fusion of A Pair A Part.

Also featuring Andrew Booker (No-Man, Henry Fool, Sanguine Hum) on percussion and Simon H. Fell (Keith Tippett, Derek Bailey, Lol Coxhill) on double bass, the album is mastered for all formats by Jon Astley (The Who, George Harrison, Tori Amos).

Artwork by the inimitable Carl Glover.

Free sampler EP available now on Bandcamp, featuring the album track Ahead Finitely.

A sampler video with excerpts from the album is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3fswBwNEIc


released October 1, 2013

Darkroom are
Michael Bearpark: electric guitars, pedals, loops and feedback, bass Andrew Ostler: synthesizers, keyboards, programming

Rekoob Werdna: cymbals (1)
Simon Taylor: trumpet (8)
Simon H. Fell: double bass (8)
Andrew Booker: percussion (8)

Recorded by Andrew Ostler
Mixed and produced by Darkroom
Finalised by Jon Astley at Close To The Edge
Design by Carl Glover for Aleph Studio

Thanks to:
Richard Smith, Swanny, muffwiggler.com, Georgina Brett,
Michael Peters, Sid Smith, Barry Cleveland & Guitar Player,
Anil Prasad, Tobias Fischer, Dann Chinn, Ian Fairholm, Kavus Torabi & Phoenix FM, Pete & Tim @ The Shed, Andy, Simon F, Simon T, Jon, Carl, Clark & Fiona, Elif, Melissa, Anthony, Lisa, Ella, Joe, ...
Mike: remembering Doreen & Leonard
Os’s extra special thanks: to Edward and Fergusson, a pair and
a very large part



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Darkroom UK

Guitar but not guitar; synthesizers but not keyboards – Darkroom’s music starts with improvisation and a distinctive approach to sound design, followed by disciplined editing and stop-motion studio craft. By turns beautiful and beautifully ugly, theirs is a very human music that always sounds ‘played’ not ‘programmed’, despite the essential technology. ... more

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