Following a multitude of releases on labels including At A Loss, Public Guilt and Underradar, in addition to self-released recordings, Marylandâ€™s ultra-eclectic transcendental/ambient rock unit DARSOMBRA have signed with Germanyâ€™s Exile On Mainstream for the release of their new full-length album, 'Climax Community'.
Set for North American release on October 16th (Europe: September 7th), the three tracks on 'Climax Community' traverse forty five minutes of DARSOMBRAâ€™s unique, slow-building, organic transcendental rock, and explore realms of the musical cosmos not present on their previous releases.
In preparation for the release of 'Climax Community', DARSOMBRA have constructed a trailer showcasing both the expansive audio and visual aspects of the album. View the trailer, cover art and more AT THIS LOCATION.
Climax Community Track Listing:
1. Roaming The Periphery
3. Thunder Thighs
DARSOMBRA are currently embarked on an East Coast U.S. tour, then hitting Europe together with STINKING LIZAVETA in October as well in support of the release of the new album (tour dates here).
DARSOMBRA East Coast tour [remaining dates]:
8/11/2012 Beaumont Where?house - Philadelphia, PA w/ Wally, Tapeworm, Hulk Smash
8/12/2012 Blue Nile - Harrisonburg, VA w/ Degollado
If we can invent the term â€œtranscendental rockâ€, then letâ€™s apply it to DARSOMBRA, Brian Daniloski and Ann Evertonâ€™s audiovisual music project. Daniloski, a veteran of heavier, sludgier, grittier rock bands such as Meatjack and Trephine, controls the sound of DARSOMBRA, alternating between mammoth vocal swells and soundscapes and searing guitar riffs, leads, loops, and samples. Take one part metal, one part psychedelic rock, one part experimental, and a dash of prog and krautrock, and you begin to have an idea why DARSOMBRA, as music, needs its own genre. But there is more than just Daniloskiâ€™s sonic world at play here as video artist Everton takes his work to the next level by bringing her DARSOMBRA-induced visions to the stage through her kinetic psychotropic video projections, creating a constantly shifting backdrop to Daniloskiâ€™s live performances.
'Climax Community', DARSOMBRAâ€™s 2012 release on Exile on Mainstream Records, brings Daniloskiâ€™s familiar epic arrangements, with a different feel of dynamics and speed than his previous efforts â€“ but donâ€™t be mislead: with three songs and clocking in at forty-five minutes, this is a record to dive into and exist within. The first track, 'Roaming the Periphery' is a twenty-three-minute opus of vast vocal swells and guitar pilgrimages, a full meal in itself, leaving the listener stimulated and soothed â€“ this sort of psychedelic experience doesnâ€™t recreate the effects of drugs; the music is the drug. 'Roaming the Periphery' induces in a perfect state for absorbing the following acoustic track, 'Green', and the final, 18-minute, mind-melting, wordlessly-storytelling, and furious-in-5/4 track, 'Thunder Thighs'. The inclusion of 'Green', the short, earthy, acoustic piece between the two time-giants of the record, is a wise one: it reminds the listener that this isnâ€™t the great mountain-monster from Fantasiaâ€™s 'Night on Bald Mountain' creating these aural sagas â€“ but rather, a man with a practice, on his guitar, everyday, from now to the horizon.
A climax community is â€œa biological community of plants and animals which, through the process of ecological succession â€” the development of vegetation in an area over time â€” has reached a steady state,â€ says good old Wikipedia. 'Climax Community' is a record by DARSOMBRA, built and hewn from time, practice, and re-arrangement of oneâ€™s life for the love of creative journey to other planets through music.
Both LP and CD versions of 'Climax Community' will be released with a direct link to the visual part of this project which shall be watched while listening to the album.