the nights are growing dark, so it's time for us to reappear from the shadows. two new releases have just been posted on soundcloud;
leaving behind a previous shell, is this a new direction or a diversion on the journey?
for those who know, these are riven to the core with the spirit of the previous audio finds from the end-time and give an indication of possible futures, but as always the mothership continues apace collecting futures and discarding remnants of times past.
feel free to contact us via the named mediums;
on wednesday 230408 d bridge stood in for bailey on his 1xtra show (10pm - 12am gmt) and had as special guest in the studio alex bleek from instra:mental who was interviewed either side of a half hour mix by the other half of the instra duo, drama
to listen in full (and thanks to sable on dogsonacid) go to;
and enjoy the forthcoming (190508) 'rogue/sakura' (darkestral 003) instra:mental single plus some unreleased gems
further to the last blog entry,we are just about to release the initial run of darkestral 002, black vinyl, 450 copies, fully sleeved in the darkestral style of textured black sleeve, this time with silver pantone logo and text, one logo side label, one black label - this edition is limited, the artists; a) jonny l vs. instra:mental 'output 1-2' aa)instra:Mental 'pacific heights' both sides of the single show contrasting styles of drum & bass with the only constant being the 170bpm tempo, one side dancefloor, stripped to the bone, minimalist, the other - lush, deep and cinematic .... available from all clued in record stores from monday 15th october
scenario: two days ago to be exact, journeys end after a visit to
mr.stuart hawkes @ metropolis mastering and the results of a fine mastering session are glistening on an unplayed compact disc. this, in the fullness of time will be translated to the vinyl format as darkestral 002, a hybrid release showing what the sides of the vinyl disc are there for - to tell two distinct and seperate stories. jonny l vs. instra:mental 'output 1-2' is sandblasted, boiled to the bone dry minimalistic stepping essence of dnb, no fat on this killer, and check the redlined bass that impacts over and again ...
rolling soon into the heart of techno imagined, heat hazed, tsunami bass heaven on pacific heights, instra:mental move dnb into the realm of the widescreen cinematic experience, to say the sides contrast is understatement ...
to experience the aural pleasure for yourselves
darkestral recordings 001 has officially just been released in the last 30 minutes, we are airborn. there are many shops across the globe who have the release in stock; hardwax, boomkat, red eye, chemical and juno among their number, all highly respected establishments and purveyors of fine vinyl recordings. we employed stuart hawkes @ metropolis mastering in london to take care of transfering our audio signals to the vinyl medium, we believe he is the best in the business, this is so you get the best end product. 500 copies have been manufactured of this release, each in a specially designed textured black sleeve complete with embossed silver block foil logo and text, the vinyl itself is of a silver/grey hue, and is extra protected in a thin poly innersleeve, we hope you appreciate the music and package as much as we have whikst labouring over the whole process. til next time ...