Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

DARK

Jazz Rock/Fusion • Multi-National


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Dark biography
Dark was short-lived multinational jazz fusion band, led by percussionist Mark Nauseef. Band released just two studio albums in late 80-s, quite different between each other in musicians line-up and music contained. Both albums were released on German CMP label.

Debut self titled album, released in 1986, contains jazz fusion, heavily based on ethnic percussion and polyrythms. Besides of Mark Nauseef, there participated bassist Mark London Sims and vocalist Catharine Guard on this release.

Second release, Tamna Voda, contains no vocals, but there participated guitarist Miroslav Tadic, same bassist as on their debut and David Torn and L. Shankar guest on several tracks. This album is influenced by world fusion as well, but main accent is made on high energy musicianship.

Nauseef and Tadic later teamed up with keyboardist Joachim Kuhn and bassist Tony Newton release fusion Let's be Generous album (1991, also on CMP


Slava (Snobb)

DARK MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

DARK forum topics / tours, shows & news


DARK forum topics Create a topic now
DARK tours, shows & news Post an entries now

DARK Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to DARK

Buy DARK Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Original Video Game Soundtrack - Dark Void NEW CD USD $14.54 Buy It Now 30m 40s
ALPHA BAND - T-BONE Burnett - Spark In The Dark 1977 LP USD $11.99 Buy It Now 31m 44s
DARK DRIVE CLINIC - Noise n My Head SEALED 2012 LP USD $24.99 Buy It Now 31m 44s
SOULFLY Dark ages CD SEPULTURA SLAYER PANTERA METALLICA USD $2.67 [2 bids]
32m 26s
BENEDICTION. Dark Is The Season/The Grotesque White label test pressing. USD $36.56 Buy It Now 32m 30s
The Pacific Age Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Vinyl Record USD $20.40 Buy It Now 34m 4s
MANTOVANI AND HIS ORCHESTRA KISSES IN THE DARK & UNDER THE ROOFS LONDON 45 USD $6.29 Buy It Now 34m 32s
Next To None - A Light In The Dark Cd Signed By Entire Band & Mike Portnoy USD $100.00 Buy It Now 35m 3s
KAY CEE JONES " THE JAPANESE FAREWELL SONG / I WORE DARK GLASSES " 10" 78rpm USD $2.99 Buy It Now 35m 10s
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Messages (Greatest Hits/+DVD, 2008) USD $13.12 Buy It Now 35m 52s
Dark Creed - Dark Regions NEW Mini CD USD $10.91 Buy It Now 36m 1s
Goldberg, Stu / Cassius Khan-Dark Clouds CD NEW USD $16.19 Buy It Now 36m 21s
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK 45 rpm 12" PROMO FOREVER LIVE AND DIE VG+++ USD $4.99 Buy It Now 36m 24s
ACTIVATIONS - Radio On - Vinyl (dark grey marbled vinyl 7") USD $11.03 Buy It Now 36m 30s
Made In The Dark (Audio CD) USD $26.54 Buy It Now 38m 11s
SARA AYERS CD Sarah DARK WOOD RECORDINGS interiors VERY RARE oop 2001 USD $19.95 Buy It Now 38m 25s
GABRIELLE APLIN official GIG POSTER promo print english rain light up the dark USD $4.31 Buy It Now 39m
Cradle Rock: Lullaby Versions of Pink Floyd CD NEW Sleepy Side of the Moon Dark USD $11.90 Buy It Now 40m 12s
Bethlehem-Dark Metal digipak CD black metal fused with morbid Bethlehem touch USD $6.39 Buy It Now 40m 14s
Kanye West : My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy CD (2010) USD $4.02 [1 bids]
40m 41s
Hymns for a Dark Horse by Bowerbirds USD $5.00 Buy It Now 41m 56s
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Secret / Firegun A&M AM-2794 NM/NM USD $4.99 Buy It Now 43m 4s
The Moon Revisited: Another Perspective On The Dark... CD Sealed Russian Edition USD $9.80 Buy It Now 43m 23s
EYES THAT SEE ME IN THE DARK - KENNY ROGERS 45 RPM- RCA RECORDS NM+ PB-13774 USD $3.95 Buy It Now 43m 35s
PINK FLOYD "The Dark Side Of The Moon" JAPAN CD CP35-3017 U 1A1 TO USD $39.99 [0 bids]
44m 12s
Dark Saloon Rabbit Vinyl Record USD $23.32 Buy It Now 46m 56s
After Dark Records The Presto Whorehouse Record USD $13.49 Buy It Now 47m 31s
After Dark Records Skin Deep Boom Boom Record Sealed In Package USD $14.99 Buy It Now 47m 32s
MIKE OLDFIELD UK 1985 7" Single PICTURES IN THE DARK USD $4.37 Buy It Now 49m 54s
78RPM 2 Capitol by Art Van Damme, Meadowland / Breeze and I, Lover /Dark Eyes V+ USD $11.95 Buy It Now 50m 15s
Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark (Digipack) 24HR POST!! USD $5.83 Buy It Now 50m 53s
Mr.OZ - Original Zenius:Between the bright and the dark - Japan CD+DVD Limited USD $14.24 Buy It Now 52m 15s
Jinder - Traditional Dark - Jinder CD KILN USD $23.98 Buy It Now 52m 57s
Tool sober single rare cd oop htf cardboard sleeve dark Australian version USD $99.99 Buy It Now 53m 26s
78rpm JOHNNY OTIS - MARIE ADAMS ma he`s makin eyes at me / romance in the dark USD $21.94 Buy It Now 1h
CARMEN CAVALLARO Dancing In The Dark L.P. (1960) Decca Ace Of Hearts AH6 USD $7.30 Buy It Now 1h 2m
The Dark Side E.P. Lust-O-Rama 7" vinyl single record USA ES738 ESTRUS RECORDS USD $27.70 Buy It Now 1h 3m
45 TONE LOC - Wild Thing / Loc'ed After Dark USD $3.00 Buy It Now 1h 7m
Galbraith,A/De Gennaro,M - Longwiresin Dark Museums #2 (NEW CD) USD $18.50 Buy It Now 1h 7m
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Vinyl Recor USD $16.01 Buy It Now 1h 9m
78 rpm 10" PHIL HARRIS the dark town poker club USD $29.25 Buy It Now 1h 10m
THOR: THE DARK WORLD CD - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK - NEW UNOPENED USD $32.99 Buy It Now 1h 13m
SAVAGE MESSIAH CD - FATEFUL DARK (2014) - NEW UNOPENED - ROCK METAL USD $16.99 Buy It Now 1h 13m
Bill Laswell "Ambient Compendium (Dark Massive/Disengage)" - (1996 2CDs - VG) USD $19.00 Buy It Now 1h 13m
Is It That Dark? (Audio CD) USD $30.85 Buy It Now 1h 15m
Kenny Rogers Eyes That Seen in the Dark Album NG Cover G AF11-4697 record LP USD $0.99 Buy It Now 1h 16m
GLORIA ESTEFAN UK 1990 CD Single COMING OUT OF THE DARK USD $4.37 Buy It Now 1h 18m
TONE LOC LOC'ED AFTER DARK/WILD THING 1988 45 RPM DELICIOUS RECORDS DV102 USD $3.99 Buy It Now 1h 19m
Penetration - Moving Targets - Punk Rock LP - Opaque / Glow In Dark Vinyl - U.K. USD $11.61 [3 bids]
1h 20m
Art Fine - Dark Silence (NEW 12" VINYL LP) USD $22.34 Buy It Now 1h 21m
Dark Energy - Jlin (NEW CD) USD $16.88 Buy It Now 1h 22m
GORDON GILTRAP - Fear Of The Dark - Excellent Con LP Record Electric TRIX 7 USD $13.15 Buy It Now 1h 24m
OMD The Pacific Age by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark VINYL RECORD 1986 USD $7.99 Buy It Now 1h 26m
Dark Suns - Grave Human Genuine NEW CD Digi USD $21.41 Buy It Now 1h 33m
Soulfly - Dark Ages USD $0.76 [0 bids]
USD $2.29 Buy It Now
1h 33m
THE ABYSS THE OTHER SIDE 1994 NUCLEAR BLAST HYPOCRISY DARK FUNERAL AMON AMARTH USD $22.99 Buy It Now 1h 34m
Seetyca ? Nemeton Dark Ambient Music from Netherlands USD $14.34 Buy It Now 1h 38m
PHAENON His Master's Voice CD dark ambience / NEW digipack USD $8.59 Buy It Now 1h 38m
Phragments - New Kings & New Queens NEW DARK AMBIENT CD USD $8.58 Buy It Now 1h 38m
PHELIOS Astral Unity CD German dark ambient NEW DIGIPACK USD $8.58 Buy It Now 1h 38m
78RPM 3 Columbia by A Kostelanetz, Dancing Dark, Begin Beguine, All Things UR V USD $12.95 Buy It Now 1h 39m
78RPM Victor 25556 Tommy Dorsey, Blue Danube / Dark Eyes high grade E to E- USD $21.95 Buy It Now 1h 40m
78RPM Lamplighter 103 George Crawford, As Long as I Live V+ / Dark Eyes sharp E- USD $10.95 Buy It Now 1h 40m
78RPM Decca (Canadian) 18342 Hazel Scott, Hallelujah! / Dark Eyes sharp E- USD $12.95 Buy It Now 1h 41m
78RPM 2 RCA Victor by Vaughn Monroe, Maharrajah, Dark is Night,Wonder Y, Give V+ USD $12.95 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Lady in the Dark [Original London Cast] by Original London Cast (CD,... USD $14.17 Buy It Now 1h 45m
LEONARD BERNSTEIN/NYPO - CHARLES IVES-CENTRAL PARK IN THE DARK CD NEW+ USD $15.33 Buy It Now 1h 45m
Symphonic Metal 3 - Dark & Beautiful (Audio CD) USD $20.79 Buy It Now 1h 47m
Dark Forest - Dawn Of Infinity NEW CD USD $19.30 Buy It Now 1h 51m
George Harrison Beatles Dark Horse SMAS 3418 Vinyl Lp Ex+ USD $7.63 Buy It Now 1h 52m
Groundhogs 'Split' Rare Dark Prog Rock 1971 German Press LBS 83 401 I USD $14.62 [0 bids]
1h 52m
SKINNY PUPPY TOO DARK PARK LONGBOX LONG BOX USD $195.00 Buy It Now 1h 55m
Scourger, The - Dark Invitation To Armageddon NEW CD USD $17.21 Buy It Now 1h 56m
Bombs Of Hades - Through The Dark Past NEW CD USD $12.08 Buy It Now 1h 56m
78RPM Decca Sophie Tucker, Who Wants Tall Dark Handsome / Sew Button on Heart V USD $10.95 Buy It Now 1h 57m
78RPM 3 Victor by Phil Harris, Dark Town, Goofus, Jelly Roll, Thing, South wV- USD $15.95 Buy It Now 1h 57m
PINK FLOYD - DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - CD - 70's ROCK USD $0.95 [0 bids]
USD $2.95 Buy It Now
2h 3m
Romantic Strings Play"Dancing in the dark, RCA,2LPS,glossy,gatefold USD $4.99 Buy It Now 2h 5m
DARK HORSE - Dark Horse - Vinyl (12") USD $23.75 Buy It Now 2h 5m
Gordon Giltrap Fear Of The Dark 7" Electric WOT29 EX/EX 1978 Fear Of The Dark/I USD $9.49 Buy It Now 2h 6m
Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon Grey Cotton Beanie Hat - New & Official + Tag USD $17.53 Buy It Now 2h 7m
TARJA - Colours in the dark + 2 free promo CDs!!! USD $13.90 Buy It Now 2h 7m
SHINJUKU THIEF Witch Hunter CD dark neoclassical/industrial in slaughter natives USD $11.98 Buy It Now 2h 9m
DARK EYES SEALED LP - FILM SOUNDTRACK Francis Lai USD $20.00 Buy It Now 2h 9m
GENESIS 'KEEP IT DARK' UK 12" SINGLE USD $11.68 Buy It Now 2h 14m
Gloria Estefan & Miami...Coming Out Of Dark Spain PROMO 45 W/PS USD $22.49 Buy It Now 2h 15m
Believe by Rain Fell Within (CD, Dark Symphonies) Gothic darkwave USD $4.49 Buy It Now 2h 16m
Serpentia - Dark Fields Of Pain - Cassette, Made In Poland 2003 USD $14.00 Buy It Now 2h 16m
The Great Dark Water Andrew Cronshaw Vinyl Record USD $18.94 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark 45rpm - CBS Records Canada 1984 USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2h 19m
Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen Original Soundtrack Limited Edition Japan 2CD Sealed USD $45.59 Buy It Now 2h 21m
TOM PETTY Vintage "Long After Dark" LP UNPLAYED USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2h 22m
ILLNESS/SIRS-SPLIT DROWNING...1 PRESS 2011 LTD 500 BLACK METAL/DARK AMBIENT RARE USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 25m
ARKHANOTH-DARK PREHISPANIA 1 PRESS 2011 AMBIENT/BLACK METAL RARE!!! USD $6.66 Buy It Now 2h 25m
BUIO OMEGA-THE DARK CONQUEST 1 PRESS 1999 BATTLEGOD RARE!!! USD $11.99 Buy It Now 2h 25m
DRACONIS-THE HIGHEST OF ALL DARK POWERS 1 PRESS 1999 XASTUR RITUAL RARE!!! USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 30m
Cher - Dark Lady / Two People Clinging to a Thread 7 inch single VGC USD $1.89 Buy It Now 2h 30m
SIRS-EXISTENTIAL NIHILISM 1 PRESS 2011 DARK AMBIENT POLAND FATA MORGANA RARE USD $6.66 Buy It Now 2h 32m
STILLNESS BLADE-THE FIRST DARK...ORG DEATH SS SADIST USD $6.66 Buy It Now 2h 32m
ABISMO-ULTIMO CANTO CICLICO 1 PRESS 2010 INDUSTRIAL DARK AMBIENT BRAZIL RARE!!! USD $6.66 Buy It Now 2h 32m
LP round the edges
DARK
~ USD $21.06


More places to buy DARK music online Buy DARK & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for DARK DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

DARK shows & tickets


DARK has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

DARK discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

DARK top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.38 | 8 ratings
Dark
1986
4.71 | 9 ratings
Tamna Voda
1988

DARK Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

DARK Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

DARK Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

DARK Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

DARK Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Dark by DARK album cover Studio Album, 1986
3.38 | 8 ratings

BUY
Dark
Dark Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars 80'S Experimental/Jazz ensemble based in Germany and led by American percussionist Mark Nauseef.Nauseef had a long career in the fields of Free Jazz and World Music having already put up some solo albums and having collaborated with artists like Rabih Abou-Khalil or Joachim Kühn.Dark was his project on CMP Records, working next to engineer (and ex- Parzival member) Walter Quintus.On the 1986 self-titled debut Nauseef was accompanied by multi-instrumentalists Leonice Shinneman and Mark London Sims along with female singer Catherine Guard.

The love of Nauseef for the free forms of music is evident throughout the album and the opening ''Du reptile'' is a great cut, a combination of dissonant soundscapes with a powerful ending guitar-driven rhythm that just leaves you wanting for more.Unfortunately the rest of ''Dark'' is a much more experimental and cosmic listening experience.Nauseef focuses on the long repetitive grooves of his percussion and drums with the assistance of Quintus, who uses a Casio sampling keyboard, producing sonic soundscapes.So the rest goes like a mix of African and Arab grooves through the percussion with female wordless vocals and digital sound effects, while the bass and guitars remain deeply in the background as supporting instruments.As a whole the listening becomes very hypnotic along the way and often has a noisy than musical approach, not uninteresting by any means but definitely not aiming to a wide audience.

I wish this album followed the path of the opening great number until the end.As it is though I can only recommended it to fans of narcotic Experimental Music with an interest on ethnic enviroments.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Dark by DARK album cover Studio Album, 1986
3.38 | 8 ratings

BUY
Dark
Dark Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Kazuhiro
Prog Reviewer

4 stars This band was formed by Mark Nauseef in 1986. And, it had the career that graduated from California Institute of the Arts both of four first members who had composed this "Dark". Especially, Mark Nauseef with various histories for the activity of music might be a very uncommon musician.

Pursuit of possibility to musical instruments as percussionist. Or, it pursues it concerning Rock and Jazz. And, an original music character might always have been developed avariciously researching the ethno music. Shape to express as one of the results of the search concerning the music character is being splendidly expressed by this band.

It is a well-known fact that Mark Nauseef from the United States was originally active with various Rock Band of Britain after the 70's as Rock Drummer. Or, it flows with the activity in the exchange in the 80's with Joachim Kuhn. A radical activity in Hamburg shows the talent in the item of Jazz.

It is said that Mark Nauseef felt the necessity for being absorbed in the research for the ethno music and the progressive music as the result in the flow and situation. Man who went on to California Institute of the Arts for the period of 1987 from 1985 is a research of the music of the progressive music and Africa. And, the degree concerning the music of the Middle East is acquired. There might be a part to which this "Dark" was formed with the shape of practice concerning the music character that exactly does the research repeatedly in California Institute of the Arts.

When all music can be expressed at first, this band is receiving Leonice Shinneman of the drum player who has received the reputation in the band. And, it is said that the wife of Leonice Shinneman was studying the gamelan music with Mark Nauseef. This Catherine Guard is made to participate as Vocal of the band. Furthermore, the member who added Mark London Sims of the bass player who had been studying African Dance with Mark Nauseef was forming this band.

After it participates in this debut album, Catherine Guard is away from the band. And, guitar player's Miroslav Tadic joins the band in "Tamna Voda" of 2 continuingnd Album. The guitar is not allowed to participate in this album. It succeeds by introducing it an original Music character the synthesizer in construction. extend the Music character

The activity of the band at this time might construct an indeed original music character and achieve a wonderful result. However, the base of the activity of Mark Nauseef in the 80's was in Hamburg as a description by the above-mentioned. It is said also that it was time when time is done similarly and the child was blessed for Mark Nauseef. As for this band, dissolution is done through necessity as a result in the situation in which Mark Nauseef by which the stay in the United States became difficult after it graduates from California Institute of the Arts is put.

The music character that this band practiced it is a racial tradition and an exactly introduction of musical instruments. Or, it is likely to express it well as an attempt to open power that exploits of power to lead to the music of the West in the part of the technique and is opposite. The experiment is effective as the attempt to challenge not the expression of a superficial, new music character but an unknown music character.

As for "Du Reptile", the sense of coming in succession of the rhythm and a metallic sound expresses the part of racial music. As for the tune, the melody with which the tension with the synthesizer will overflow before long crosses each other. The tension and Groove of the band done all together might have exactly decided the directionality of this band.

"Even Darker" is a sound of Tabla performed with the line and Drone of heavy bass. Or, the sound of the synthesizer with the voice and the tension. These advance in union harmoniously. As for the atmosphere of profundity and the constructed music character, the music character at which this band exactly aimed is expressed enough. A chaotic part is expressed and the tune is continued.

"Happy Days Slash Hate Tatum" might have Nouveau Rock part. However, the scat and the rhythm have introduced an Oriental music character. Vocal harmony of the scat in close relation to Groove of the rhythm section that continues and the synthesizer gives a good tension. The construction of the role of bass and the entire melody in the part that chord transposes might be also splendid.

As for "Him And Her", an electronic sound twines round complete Groove with an enchantment scat. Construction of crosswiring rhythm. Or, it is partial of the electronic sound that continues contrasting it. The distorted scat improves the tension further. The technology of the rhythm section is overwhelming.

In "Heavy Matal", a traditional melody of gamelan is a subject. The construction of the melody with the synthesizer is indeed the thickness and increases power. The expression of the music character that they were pursuing has been exactly made the best use of enough by this tune. Construction of complex rhythm. The construction of the music character to exclude the sound of an extra decoration gives the part of profundity. The line of bass in which it introduced it in close relation to Rock Beat and the activity of the percussion instrument are also more splendid.

In "King Krad", the construction of a chaotic rhythm is a subject. There is a little part where the rhythm of Music in Indonesia is recollected. Introduction of rhythm and voice that changes momentarily. And, the high pitched sound of an effective percussion instrument is a charm.

As for "Republic Of Darkness", the feature coming in succession of the continuing electronic sound. Or, rhythmically. twine intermittentlyAnd, it is continuous of the sound in which it effectively introduces it. An experimental element to which the element of the progressive music is taken as an impression might go out strongly. The tension is overwhelmingly expressed. A heavy melody and all the sounds become harmonious and it advances.

In "Brenner", the melody of the music of the tradition of Indonesia is a subject. The melody of Steel Pan maintains the tradition. Rhythm of percussion instrument to contribute to tune completely. It is a tune where the result of the research of the music character that they cultivated is exactly expressed. The synthesizer to introduce effectively is suitable for the tune, too.

"The Spectator" is a tune mainly composed of 5/8 rhythms. The part of the narration has been introduced well while continuing the element of Jazz Rock. A variegated sound and the tension of the synthesizer have exploded overwhelmingly. This band will give the impression that simple music alone is not researched to the power of this tune and the expression method. As for this album, their music characters are satisfactorily demonstrated enough as a collective impression.

The expression and uniting the music character that they had been cultivating left a good result enough though the activity of this band was a short life as the result.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Tamna Voda by DARK album cover Studio Album, 1988
4.71 | 9 ratings

BUY
Tamna Voda
Dark Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Evolver
Special Collaborator Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

5 stars "Tamna Voda", the second album by Dark, is not as dark as "Dark", but is still dark enough to be called "Dark". Mark Nauseef and Leonice Shinneman are still there on percussion, but this time they have Mark London Sims on bass and Miroslav Tadic on guitars. Also along for the ride are guest artists L. Shankar and David Torn. Together they made what I believe is one of the finest fusion albums of the 1980s.

Like the first album, there is a Mahavishnu Orchestra sound, as well as some Univers Zero. The tuned percussion of Shinnemann, and the additional focus on odd rhythms in the melodies also give the album a bit of a Zappa flavor as well. You can even throw in some Henry Cow if you like. In fact, this album would fit in just as easily as RIO as jazz fusion.

Simply put, this is one of my all time favorite albums. It's just too bad that it was released during a decade that real creativity was pretty much ignored, and this band didn't get the attention it deserved.

Listen to it. I dare you.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Dark by DARK album cover Studio Album, 1986
3.38 | 8 ratings

BUY
Dark
Dark Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Evolver
Special Collaborator Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars My best description of this album is that is falls somewhere between Univers Zero and Shakti, with a heavy emphasis on percussion. And it is very dark.

The songs are an international blend of fusion, with rhythms that sound like they were inspired by musics from Africa, the Middle East and Asia primarily. The keyboars are where the Univers Zero comparison comes in, playing strong, and often complex patterns over the rhythm sections. And all of this is enhanced by Catherine Guard's beautiful, airy vocals floating above the instruments.

My only complaint is that at a little over forty minutes, this album is just too short. Maybe that's a good thing, that I want more.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Thanks to snobb for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.86 seconds