The Dark Poets
The Dark Poets
Gary Lucas is one of the worlds leading guitarists - known for his prominent work with the legendary Jeff Buckley, Captain Beefheart and Gods and Monsters - (to name but a very few). The Album also features a special guest 'Dark Poets' remix by Techno pioneers 'The Grid'. The Dark Poets are currently working on their debut album for the legendary electronic label 'Some Bizzare'. The (So far untitled) Album is scheduled to be released in 2009 along with tour dates.
The Dark Poets have featured on releases including - The film 'Cradle of Fear' (In which Dark Poet 'James' has a very short cameo) and tracks 'Breakbeat Halloween' and 'It Doesn't Matter' on the 'Cradle of Fear' Soundtrack CD. The Dark Poets track 'Crazy' was written for the 'Some Bizzare Artists: Redefining the Prologue Album 1981 - 2006. The Dark Poets also feature as guest remixers on the forthcoming 'Soft Cell' The remixes released on Mercury/Universal Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets 'Beyond The Pale' Album: SBZ082 CD. Is out now - listen to a selection of tracks here...or head to... http://www.darkpoets.com - http://www.garylucasvsthedarkpoets.com Reviews for 'Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets' - Beyond The Pale: March Terrorizer Magazine 2008 Reviewed By Sam Rackman for the Darkside Round up - The Latest in Gothic, Industrial and EBM releases "When it comes to eclectic post-punk Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets knows where its at. Beyond The Pale, Released through Some Bizarre, is a collaboration between the Grammy nominated/one time Captain Beefheart guitarist and the British electronica outfit.
The result flits between sounding like Tubeway Army remixed for the 21st century and Nick Cave playing acid-infused bluegrass." The Independent Gary Lucas vs The Dark Poets, Beyond the Pale (Some Bizzare) (Rated 8/ 10 ) His work with Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart probably makes Gary Lucas the worlds most popular avant-rock guitarist, though his solo work can lack focus. Here, his solo pieces mingle with tracks recorded with electronic composer James R Hunter, aka The Dark Poets, whose samplescapes, synth beds and vocal samples about things like military mind-control techniques recall the dark portents of Cabaret Voltaire. Highlights include a resonant cover of part of Popol Vuhs Aguirre, Wrath of God soundtrack; an exhilarating "Judgement at Midnight" incorporating swirling National steel guitar phrases over a synth drone bed pockmarked with found-sound fragments; "Breath of Bones", a delicate tangle of guitar tendrils; and "Teds Theme", a lovely sequenced samba-shuffle burnished with glinting guitar. Solo showcases include the glistening Frippertronic-style guitar tones of "Rosemarys Baby" and the almost electric-flamenco flurries of "Rise Up To Be". Pick of the album:The Judgement at Midnight, Teds Theme, Aguirre and Rosemarys Baby. Review from Uncut Magazine April 2008 - Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets - Beyond The Pale "Ex-Beefheart/Jeff Buckley collaborator and Gods and Monsters stalwart Lucas has dabbled in soundtracks, and breakbeat outfit The Dark Poets are best known for scoring Cradle of Fear, so there is common ground between their approaches, its a fearful rush of sound, with Lucas’ spidery guitar above the Poets’ neurotic electronica, and the Grid's remix of "The Judgement At Midnight" packs a punch!" This was followed by an appearance on The Soft Cell remix album (Soft Cell Heat: The Remixes (Universal/Mercury/Some Bizzare) - The Dark Poets remix of Soft Cell track 'Barriers' The Dark Poets began then working with Italian/London DJ and vocalist DJ Mike Anderson.
Their first release together features on Jambalay records as a download from the 'Deep Conversations E.P.' 'Dont Step' - featuring 2 club and dub mixes by The Dark Poets. "The Dark Poets Remix" and "The Dark Poets Mind Your Language" mix The Cradle of Fear EP was released for download only in 2011 from www.darkpoets.com Featuring a re-release of their 'oldskool' breakbeat Cradle of Fear tracks 'Breakbeat Haloween' & 'It doesn't matter' the EP also features British electronica artist Kontour on vocals - a rendition Breakbeat Haloween. Plus Dark Poets techno work out 'Headf*ck' The Dark Poets - Prime Time EP. Jambalay Records - Featuring Mixes by The Big Robot, Form Constant and Stitch In 2013 The Dark Poets have released a number of low key remixes available for download The Fellowship - Mike Anderson and Santonio Echols - The Dark Poet Mix - Chapter 2 recordings Calling Colin Dale - Mike & Rob - The Dark Poets 'The Dark Poets 'Onto the battlefield remix' and The Dark Poets 'The Path in the forest remix' Jambalay records 'Punish Me With Your Love' - Mike & Rob 'The Dark Poets Remix' Jambalay records Read more on Last.fm.
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