Dinked : Limited 'Dinked edition' of 500 copies on gold and black splatter vinyl with exclusive sleeve, signed and numbered print and lyric booklet SOLD OUT
Limited LP : Limited edition gold vinyl SOLD OUT
LP : Black vinyl
In the making of their new album "Darkness Brings The Wonders Home", Smoke Fairies drew inspiration from mysteries both real and imagined: sea monsters, flocks of crows taking flight in extravagant formation, strange creatures dwelling in the mud near their new South London abode. With their mesmeric vocal presence and starkly poetic lyrics, singer/multi-instrumentalists Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies embed all that odd magic into songs that speak to the realities of modern times—isolation, insomnia, an overall unease with the state of the world—and ultimately uncover an unlikely sense of hope.
Produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Black Angels, The Shins), "Darkness Brings The Wonders Home" merges Smoke Fairies’ musings and meditations with a decidedly guitar-driven sound, the duo’s unearthly harmonies endlessly floating atop lead-heavy riffs. Over the course of a rigorous month-long session in Seattle, Smoke Fairies adopted a purposely intimate approach to achieving that singular sonic tone. ‘We spent a long time trying to fathom the direction we wanted to take on this album. At times the options seemed overwhelming, but as new songs started to form we realized we needed to take them back to our core sound – our interplaying guitar parts’ says Davies. “So then we had to really step up and do it ourselves, without relying on a band to fill anything in, which was quite a challenge—physically, mentally, everything.”
4. Coffee Shop Blues
5. Left To Roll
6. Out Of The Woods
7. Chocolate Rabbit
8. Chew Your Bones
9. Don't You Want To Spiral Out Of Control?
10. Super Tremolo
Very classy dinked package
Music aside (it’s a great LP), this is a marvellous special edition that actually feels worth more than it’s asking price. From the embossed sleeve to the disc itself it’s a pleasure to own. Proper vinyl right there!
Thanks for the review Gareth, glad you like your Dinked LP... Enjoy!