released May 10, 2019
DARK STAR SAFARI
Jan Bang - vocals, live sampling, samples, ac. piano, dictaphone
Erik Honoré - synthesizer, samples, synth bass, voice, lyrics
Eivind Aarset - guitar, electronics, bass
Samuel Rohrer - drums, percussion, keys, electronics, synths
Dark Star Safari, a newly formed group featuring Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Eivind Aarset and Samuel Rohrer present its eponymous recording debut, an evocative song-driven album. These songs conjure shadows of memory, clouds of dreaming and silhouettes of foreboding through the album’s layered, many-textured fabrics and Jan Bang's silken delivery of Erik Honoré's acute lyrics.
Dark Star Safari is the work of four kindred spirits, their open modus operandi, and a remarkably interconnected creative nerve system. Key to their collaboration is an organic freedom that enables the music “to fill itself in", to be self-actualizing via the musicians as medium. The music of the 10 songs resulted from a two-stage process: an initial phase of free flowing open improvisation, and a subsequent exploratory phase where hidden potentials were discovered and nurtured.
Label: arjunamusic records - electronic series | www.arjunamusic.com
Cat.Nr: AMEL-CD718 / AMEL-LP718
Availability: CD, DL, Vinyl
Distribution: KOMPAKT (Rough Trade, Forced Exposure, Border, Disk Union)
Promotion: Dense Promotion, Jim Johnstone - Ampersand PR
Produced by Dark Star Safari
Recorded in Dec. 2017 and mixed in June 2018 by Ingo Krauss at Candybomber Studio Berlin. Additional recordings at Punkt Studio Kristiansand, The Green Room and home-studios in Oslo and Berlin during Spring/Summer 2018. Mastering and Vinyl cut by Mike Grinser at Manmade Mastering Berlin, December 2018.
Copyright control (TONO/SUISA)
D&DA The Designers Republic, Ian Anderson Video by Hiroo Tanaka
2019 - electronic series