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Dark Pool
Black Rain
Dark Pool
Blackest Ever Black
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August 2014
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Ike-Yard co-founder Stuart Argabright resurfaces on Blackest Ever Black with his first studio album as Black Rain in 18 years. Inspired by dystopian science fiction literature and his early years in New York in the late 1970s, his sound sculptures dive deep into the narratives of post-human and cyber-punk stories. Hammering rhythms and dark synth textures reflect the recounted neo-noir cityscapes. ‘Xibalba Road Metamorph’, the album's angry, angst-ridden centrepiece, revolves around the sadness and self-loathing of biotechnological alienation. ‘Endourban’ creates a similar feeling with its abrasive surfaces, mechanical beat and subtly dissonant synths. A deeply unsettling listen that tickles our fancy.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Dark Pool 0:53 Black Rain Buy
  2. 2 Profusion 2:47 Black Rain Buy
  3. 3 Watering Hole 3:16 Black Rain Buy
  4. 4 Endourban 4:00 Black Rain Buy
  5. 5 Burst 3:22 Black Rain Buy
  6. 6 Xibalba Road 5:31 Black Rain Buy
  7. 7 Data River 4:27 Black Rain Buy
  8. 8 Night in New Chiang Saen 3:46 Black Rain Buy
  9. 9 Protoplasm 6:28 Black Rain Buy
  10. 10 Profusion II 3:42 Black Rain Buy
  11. 11 Who Will Save the Tiger? 2:48 Black Rain Buy

Black Rain

Blackest Ever Black

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Minimal Wave and Post-punk

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