The Axe Forgets But The Tree Remembers

New release, out July 24th 2016:

We See The Same Stars Differently

Our new release, out March 31st 2016:
we see the same stars differently

We See The Same Stars Differently is based on recordings from Darkroom’s headline performance at the Y2K15 International Live Looping Festival in Santa Cruz, California.

The evolving live Darkroom sound presented here combines spacious instrumental and found sound ambiences with searing guitar textures and post-industrial noise, all created and captured on location in 2015, with final post-production in 2016.

The missing link between The Banshees and Zeit-era Tangerine Dream.

New on SoundCloud - Giving Up The Ghosts

There's plenty more to come from the Tuesdays Post sessions that have already produced The Rest Is Noise - our plan for 2016 is to make tracks available on SoundCloud as soon as they're ready, for comments and feedback, before they're collected for Bandcamp and final download release.

The first track in the next series - Giving Up The Ghosts - was originally recorded in January 2015, with Peter Chilvers (collaborator with Brian Eno, Karl Hyde and Tim Bowness) guesting on piano. Peter played bass on the first two Darkroom albums, and we're delighted to feature his distinctive piano playing.

We're also happy to be continuing our collaboration with photographer Israel Denadai on the cover images for these tracks.

Innerviews Interview

Before our headline set at the Y2K15 loop festival in Santa Cruz back in October 2015, we met up with music journalist Anil Prasad to record the first audio interview for Innerviews, the Web’s first and longest-running music magazine. We talk about Darkroom past, present and future: listen here.

Y2K15 Festival

We’re back from headlining the Y2K15 festival in Santa Cruz, California. Some tracks leading up to and resulting from the trip are now on Soundcloud:

Os, November 2015

New album: The Rest Is Noise

The Rest Is Noise is based on Tuesdays Post performances from April to October 2014. Thom Yorke may just have upstaged us with an 18 day long song, but it's hard to imagine anyone being able to listen to that in one session. Whereas The Rest Is Noise - short by comparison at just under 4 hours - is a virtual boxed set, edited and mastered for your extended listening pleasure. It's the evolving live Darkroom sound captured and distilled, from serene ambience to noise furnace, together with photography for each piece by new collaborator Israel Denadai.

Download now here.

Os, June 2015

Upcoming gig: Listening Club

On June 14th we’re playing at Listening Club, at The Peckham Pelican. Full line-up TBA.

We also have our regular appearance at Tuesdays Post on June 7th.

Os, May 2015

Once Proud Eyes EP released

New Year, new EP... The 'Once Proud Eyes EP' is now available for free (pay what you like) from our Bandcamp page.

The 4 tracks included are all based on concert and rehearsal recordings from 2014, and focus on the duet of guitar and bass clarinet which has become a big part of the Darkroom live sound over the last year.

Download now here.

Os, February 2014