Darkstar

Civic Jams

£18.99
  • Darkstar - Civic Jams
19th June 2020 / CD & LP / Warp

Darkstar

Civic Jams

£18.99
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Single LP in printed inner sleeve with download card insert
plus 12 x 12” art print exclusively for Indies, with initial orders

Civic Jams if the fourth album from Darkstar, released via Warp. On their most personal record to date, Darkstar counterbalance observations of their home with those of the community surrounding it. Civic Jams is a photonegative of a dance record shaped by a dialogue between shoegaze atmospherics and UK bass music’s ‘hardcore continuum’. Darkstar find themselves at once looking homeward and venturing further into their own psychic hinterland with each record. They’ve covered a lot of ground from the introspective expanse of their debut ‘North’ [2010], to utopian visions of society in ‘News From Nowhere’ [2013] and the unique dynamics of a pre-Brexit northern England on ‘Foam Island’ [2015]. On their latest offering, home is within reach. Inspired by the intervening years, Darkstar (aka Aiden Whalley and James Young) show how the personal can be political and reveal more of themselves than they’ve ever done before. Imagine emotional realism built from spectral rave echoes, anchored in timeless songs of love and loss in the digital now and you’ve got it. Patterns of isolation are increasingly easy to fall into, especially when public spaces where people play, socialise, dance and protest are closed. Civic Jams is about reminiscing over loss, whilst moving forward with those we love. It offers an abstract look at life’s nuances and the search to find something to hold on to and enjoy.

A1. Forest
A2. Jam
A3. 1001
A4. 30 feat. Laura Groves
A5. Wolf

B1. Loon
B2. Tuesday
B3. Text
B4. Blurred

Format /CD & LP
Released /19th June 2020
Catalogue / WARPLP312
Barcode / 0801061031213
Artist / Darkstar
Label /Warp
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