In the media Despairation were entitled to be the legitimate successor of the Dreadful Shadows, but the band itself felt that they were destined to be much more than just a gothic-band. So the next album “Songs Of Love And Redemption” (2002), produced by Hardy Fieting (Scream Silence), contained also influences from Trip Hop, Drum'n'Bass, Jazz and Pop-music which loosened the dark-rock foundation and underlined Despairation's status as innovators. The band also played a lot of intense live-shows, especially two times at the “Wave/Gotik-Treffen” in Leipzig, the Zillo Festival (where they gained a successful third ranking at the newcomer band-contest), as headliner on the first Tranceform Festival and at the “Herbstnächte” festival. Also apart from concerts Despairation earned enthusiastic reactions with their music from both fans and press, who saw one of the most talented newcomers in the band. Now the fourth longplayer “Music For The Night”, a nearly 80-minutes-long concept album of Modern Dark Rock full of melancholy, atmosphere and orchestral depth, breaks up with the past once again and stands for a complete musical renewal. Here the gothic elements which dominated the predecessors have been sacrificed as well as the metal elements, which got rarer with each album already in the past, for a broad stylistic variety, which withdraws finally from any kind of comparisons.
Despairation are not afraid of working up all their musical likings in their sound and to experiment without considering the expectations of other people. To accompany this delicate and deep musical research is the label My Kingdom Music which has released the album on October20th, 2004. Once the British romanticist William Blake wrote “If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite” and it seems as if this thought is perfect to summarize the concept of “Music For The Night” in which Despairation draw the corners of a journey through the interior world of thoughts and imaginations on whose end stands catharsis. Now that “Music For The Night” is finally out the band is focusing its efforts on a great promotional campaign in Germany. Absolut Promotion is taking care of this and the first results are great words about the album and the fact that the band has supported THE VISION BLEAK in a minitour through Germany. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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