Berne, Switzerland, December 28, 2017: Elusive Sound is very proud to announce the release of BLAK’s astoundingly dramatic and captivating debut album “Between Darkness and Light” on vinyl.
Pre-orders start Friday, December 29 at 8PM Zurich time (CET). Official release is set for Friday, January 19th 2018.
Mixed and mastered by Randy Cordner at Beast Mansion, “Between Darkness And Light” reveals BLAK as a band blessed with an extraordinary ability to create powerfully evocative and stunningly beautiful classical-influenced compositions with haunting atmospherics and an expansive, cinematic sound. BLAK received critical acclaim from a number of publications worldwide and was voted the Best New Act of 2017 in Post-Rock Listener’s Choice published by Arctic Drones.
You are in a forest gazing up at the thick whistling and chirping canopy, watching as the sun appears from behind the clouds. You slow your breathing down. You pay attention to the air passing in and out of your lungs and you close your eyes. Everything goes black yet everything comes alive. Your senses are heightened. You listen acutely to every sound close, far, loud and quiet. You smell deeply and differentiate between all the subtle odours. You feel intoxicated by the oxygen-heavy exhalations of the trees as the whispering wind scatters spice-scented decaying leaves like confetti on the path in front of you. You feel the sun’s rays beaming down on you. Your mind feels calm and transparent as the sun’s light enters right through you. There is an explosion of colour and light behind your closed eyes. You are illuminated.
Sometimes you need to hold on to one sense to really start feeling with the others. Attention amplifies sensation. The situation does not change yet how we perceive and experience it does. You need to rise above the noise to take in a view and notice the smallest of details. You need to attentively listen to music or soft spoken words to allow them to reach an emotional level, sparkle the heart and drive your imagination.
Only then do they rekindle possibilities. Only then do they fuel your dreams.
The “Between Darkness and Light” vinyl release upholds our quality standards, with 180-200g heavy vinyl, heavy paper stock with 350gsm gatefold outer sleeve on reverse-board and cut at 33-rpm from 24bit masters on two stunning vinyl variants. The album will be available in two editions. The Clarobscur Edition is limited to 136 copies on Color in Color with Splatter vinyl. The Penombra Edition is limited to 100 copies on special A-Side – B-Side vinyl with Splatter and features a unique holographic slipcase with hand numbering. Both editions feature flood black printing on the inside of the gatefold-sleeve, black anti-static innersleeve, 20×20 cm sized heavy weight artprint with metallic-rainbow lasered credits on 400gsm FSC mix paper and an A7 printed inlay with handwritten download code. Both variants will be sold via our official label website shop at http://elusive-sound.com/catalog/