Two reviews on Sonic Curiosity

Our most recent two releases have been (favourably) reviewed by Sonic Curiosity.

“These compositions are designed to establish passive soundtracks for the listener, tuneage rich with a dreaminess. They instill a infectious calm more than inspiring any introspection, though. While the overall temperament of these tunes is distinctly gentle, at times the instruments evoke a certain yearning that tends to exemplify an undercurrent of intensity locked beneath the surface.”

Read the full reviews here.

Os, July 2014

Newsletter January 2014

Below is the newsletter that we sent out to our mailing list a few days ago. To read it online, and to subscribe to receive it by email in future, go here.

Lots to tell this month ...

* We’re thrilled to be part of a feature on ambient music in the January 2014 issue of Prog magazine (www.progrockmag.com). Not least because we’re interviewed alongside Laraaji, whose album Day Of Radiance is an all-time favourite for both of us (and indeed, is Os’s ringtone).

* Our current album Gravity’s Dirty Work also receives a very positive review (“... a totally transportive and progressive mind clearer …” ) in the same issue, and a track from the album is included on the cover CD.

* In case you missed it, Gravity’s Dirty Work was released in October 2013, in download, CD, and (for the first time in Darkroom’s history) limited-edition double vinyl formats, all of which can be ordered from darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com

* Opening a series of releases planned for 2014, we’ve just released a new 15 minute track called Trident Mountain Sky, a piece recorded during the early (Feb 2009) sessions for Gravity’s Dirty Work but not used on the album. Originally planned as a Christmas single, we felt it was more timeless. But it’s still available for free, as planned, at darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/track/trident-mountain-sky

* Next up is a soundtrack album! We’re delighted that our music was chosen by filmmaker Chris Marsh for his sci-fi short Rhombus (rhombus2013.tumblr.com). A selection of tracks are featured, spanning the Fallout albums (early 2000’s) right up to 2013’s London Loopfest recording, via podcast tracks recorded in collaboration with Daryl Shawn (www.darylshawn.com). The film is currently doing well on the festival circuit.

Thanks for all your support! Do get in touch.