Transcendental audio/visual drone unit DARSOMBRA are heading south for a chunk of the Winter. This week the duo announces plans to escape the frozen clutches of Baltimore for the latter half of February, opting to instead tour the Southeastern states of the country. While there are still several dates being hammered out, the Wintour 2013 kicks off on February 15th and will snake through Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee in support of the recently-released Climax Community LP. Preceding the tour, this Friday, January 4th the twosome will rock out in their hometown, sharing the stage with Radical Discharge and the massive duo Jucifer.
DARSOMBRA’s Upcoming Shows:
1/04/2013 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Jucifer, Radical Discharge
2/15/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
2/16/2013 Blackout Effectors – Asheville, NC
2/17/2013 Wonderroot – Atlanta, GA
2/18/2013 Caledonia Lounge – Athens, GA
2/19/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
2/20/2013 TBA – Lafayette/Baton Rouge, LA
2/21/2013 The Dalzell House – Shreveport, LA
2/22/2013 Club 1808 – Austin, TX
2/23/2013 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR
2/24/2013 TBA – Memphis, TN
2/25/2013 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
2/26/2013 TBA – Harrisonburg/Charlottesville, VA
Climax Community was released in October, the outfit’s first for new label home, Germany’s eclectic Exile On Mainstream. The album shows DARSOMBRA‘s ever- expanding avant-garde orchestrated audio layering/looping and paralleling visual displays with possibly the most adventurous material they’ve created to date.
Decibel Magazine is hosting a stream of the entire Climax Community LP AT THIS LOCATION. Rad live footage of DARSOMBRA‘s new show filmed at various locations on their recent European tour with Stinking Lizaveta can be viewed here:
“The larger movements of the songs rub against each other with tectonic weight, while subtler elements attack, defeat and consume. Strange and lovely, Climax Community speaks in the language of animal instinct.” – Exclaim!
“Much like a work of fine art, little to no commentary is given leaving the observer to interpret the work as they wish. By the same token, the listener may also choose to switch off the cerebral and absorb the music at the most basic level.” – Ghost Cult
“It’s a clever, dense and hypnotic release that demonstrates that there’s still plenty of exploration to be done in experimental and psychedelic music.” – OneMetal
“…Darsombra really show off their ability to make awe-inspiring and atmosphere-rich material that will instantly hook even the most anti of Drone fanatics. However, they also counter a lot of the unique material with overly simple droning riffs or effects that really pull you out of the environment they spent so much, or even so little time to establish.” – Apoch’s Metal Review