Darkness Brings The Wonders Home
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Expected 31st January 2020
"Dinked edition" is on 'gold/black/splatter' coloured vinyl. Packaged in an exclusive sleeve and includes a signed+numbered 12"x12" print and exclusive lyric book. /500. For avoidance of doubt, the centre is a standard spindle size, and not dinked.
In the making of their new album Darkness Brings The Wonders Home, Smoke Fairies drew inspiration from mysteries both real and imagined: sea monsters, flocks of crows taking flight in extravagant formation, strange creatures dwelling in the mud near their new South London abode. With their mesmeric vocal presence and starkly poetic lyrics, singer/multi instrumentalists Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies embed all that odd magic into songs that speak to the realities of modern times-isolation, insomnia, an overall unease with the state of the world-and ultimately uncover an unlikely sense of hope.
“Times of darkness are when people are often the most imaginative,” says Davies in reflecting on the album’s title. “It helps you to see all the wonders of the world you hadn’t noticed before-the things you’ve been blind to because you’ve been on autopilot for so long.”
Produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Black Angels, The Shins), Darkness Brings The Wonders Home merges Smoke Fairies’ musings and meditations with a decidedly guitar-driven sound, the duo’s unearthly harmonies endlessly floating atop lead-heavy riffs. Over the course of a rigorous month-long session in Seattle, Smoke Fairies adopted a purposely intimate approach to achieving that singular sonic tone.
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Cat no: YR710CD
Label: Year Seven Records
Info correct on: 25/9/2019