Darkroom – Gravity’s Dirty Work
This week we received the forthcoming double album by Darkroom, ‘Gravity’s Dirty Work’ and it has been on heavy rotation ever since. It is duo Michael Bearpark and Andrew Ostler’s first album as Darkroom since 2008 and is available on CD or double 12″ vinyl. It is rooted in early nineties electronica experiments with the stunning cover artwork suggesting a space-based concept.
Whilst this is certainly apt and provides a reference point as you listen, the album manages to side-step cheesy done-to-death space music, with barely a hint of a NASA broadcast in sight. Instead, this set of eight mid-length tracks is a sophisticated collection of processed sound art which has a live and improvised feel throughout.
The influences are wide, with elements of Dub, Jazz, Techno, Post Rock and Ambient all discernible but none in particular standing out. This makes for a truly strong album experience that will have you mesmerised.
The album is officially released on 1st October 2013 and can be pre-ordered now by clicking above or HERE