The best of the early years of Improvizone, with new mixes of downloads previously available on the Improvizone site.
released March 1, 2020
Mike Bearpark (guitar), Os (except track 4, keyboard, EWI, laptop looping), Nick Cottam (except track 6, bass), Simon Laffy (guitar solo track 3, bass track 6), Charles Fernyhough (guitar solo track 4), Andrew Booker (electronic drums).
supported by 5 fans who also own “Optimizone (best of 2007-2010)”
I love this band and the sound that they produce, but there is at times unacceptable distortion and complete overload on some of the tracks especially on Once Proud Eyes/Haumea near the end of the track. With this kind of music it's sometimes hard to distinguish if the distortion is part of the sound that is being created. I think more attention should be paid to the final mastering. Having said this Darkroom are a band of GREAT talent. coypu
supported by 4 fans who also own “Optimizone (best of 2007-2010)”
Another superb release from this highly underrated unit. The duo's mastery of electronics perfectly compliments the very human elements of guitar and woodwind often found at the centre of their compelling music. This release, beautifully packaged, sits among their finest work and is sure to be appreciated by anyone with an interest in ambient, drone, electronica and the chilliest fringes of techno. Make room for the darkness! bobafett5001