Darsombra is Brian Daniloski and Ann Everton’s audiovisual music venture. Daniloski, a veteran of heavier, sludgier, grittier rock bands such as Meatjack and Trephine, controls the sound of Darsombra, alternating between mammoth vocal swells, monolithic soundscapes and searing guitar riffs replete with leads, loops, and samples. One part metal, one part psychedelic rock, sprinkled with a dash of prog and krautrock, all in all, utterly experimental. However, there is more than just Daniloski’s sonic world at play here as video artist Ann Everton takes his work to the next level by bringing her own visions to the stage through her kinetic psychotropic video projections, creating a constantly shifting backdrop to Daniloski’s live performances.
Climax Community, Darsombra’s 2012 release on Exile on Mainstream, marks the evolution of Daniloski’s familiar epic arrangements with a change of pace and more dynamic variance than on his previous recordings. With three songs clocking in at 45 minutes, this is definitely a record to dive into and explore it’s depths. The first track, “Roaming The Periphery” is a 23-minute opus of colossal vocal swells and guitar pilgrimages, a full meal in itself, leaving the listener both stimulated and soothed. “Roaming the Periphery” leads into a short yet absorbing acoustic track “Green”, then followed by the album closer “Thunder Thighs” with it’s 18-minutes of mind-melting, wordless storytelling. The inclusion of “Green”, between the two, ample time-giants of the record, is a cunningly essential one, as it reminds the listener that it isn’t the great mountain-monster from Fantasia’s “Night on Bald Mountain” creating these aural sagas – but rather, a man, with a guitar, who practices everyday, and will continue to do so from now to the horizon. This sort of psychedelic experience doesn’t recreate the effects of drugs; the music is the drug.
Climax Community ultimately represents Darsombra’s love for the creative journey to other planets through music. Both the LP and CD will be released with a direct link to the visual accompaniment to this project, intended for viewing whilst listening to the album, for a full visceral experience. The visuals can be viewed at the following URL: www.mainstreamrecords.de/press/darsombra