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Dark Light


Crossover Prog

3.74 | 24 ratings

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5 stars Prog rock with origins in India you say? Colour me intrigued. There's not a lot from the sub-continent that's found its way to this site. Once you take out the talents of Ananda Shankar and a handful of Tech Metal albums you're pretty much in single figures.

But Dark Light's debut album could well be one of the best of 2020, and not just in India. Depends what you like of course. Its full of dreamy soundscapes and Gilmour-esque guitar. A blend of Pink Floyd and Pineapple Thief is probably about right.

Jose Xavier's vocal style borders on the melancholy Thom Yorke style and to be honest he could probably sub in for Chris Martin of Coldplay - but don't let that put you off! It works brilliantly with the ethereal, dreamy soundscape created on each of the four tracks. All of which are worth a listen but for the most 'depth' and showcasing of the band's talents, have a listen to Satellite.

Right up my street this, can see why it might not appeal to others, but for me its just about creeps into five stars and is comfortably towards the top of my list of best albums of 2020.

bartymj | 5/5 |


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