Immediate download of the Strange Waves digital LP. The download includes the 9 songs available on the CD, hi-res cover art and lyric sheet.
The latest 9 song CD from Dead Heart Bloom plus an immediate digital download. CD package includes a free DHB sticker (click on the images above for a larger photo of CD artwork). Digital download includes lyric sheet and cover art.
The new 9 song vinyl LP from Dead Heart Bloom, in a beautifully packaged cover and sleeve. Includes an immediate digital download and free DHB sticker (click on the images above for a larger photo).
Get the new Dead Heart Bloom release "Strange Waves" in both vinyl and CD formats. This package includes an immediate digital download and a DHB free sticker (click on the image above for a larger photo).
The entire Dead Heart Bloom catalog including: the self-titled debut; "Chelsea Diaries"; the 3 EP seres ("Fall In", "Oh Mercy", and "Fall In"); and the latest release, "Strange Waves". Package includes free stickers (click on the image above for a larger photo).
In 2009 singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Boris Skalsky took part in a sleep study, perhaps as a way to allay some in-between-record boredom. It all went well, but Skalsky’s bountiful imagination would take the experience into the darker corners, penning in retrospect a song called “Strange Waves” that would become the title track of Dead Heart Bloom’s third full-length effort and summoning Aladdin Sane-era Bowie— a pulsating, spiraling, glam-tinged masterpiece not unlike mid-career Roxy Music with a lyric that would conjure more of Syd Barrett’s surrealist oeuvre, a piper at the gates of dawn, another sleepless night.
Strange Waves is the latest addition to Skalsky and co-songwriter/guitarist Paul Wood’s growing repertoire of records, which most recently includes a 3-EP series released back in 2008: Fall In; Oh Mercy; and In Chains, skimming various directions, respectively, dream pop, straight up rock and ambient folk, prompting a flurry of media accolades such as, “A sublime combination of dour, druggy vocals and corkscrewing guitars” (Rolling Stone), “An unusual blend of intentionally unsettling bluesy yet aggressive rock guitar driven music” (CMJ) and "Coming on like the ocean, ancient, enveloping, and with just a little darkness beneath," (Under The Radar).
Strange Waves gives us all the best of the aforementioned EP series and Skalsky’s earlier Dead Heart Bloom records, the Shortlist Prize nominated self-titled debut and Chelsea Diaries, while taking a step into classic zone. "This record was an attempt to take the idea of the 3 EPs— mixing up different styles— and still create a cohesive work of art,” says Skalsky of Strange Waves, “I think we succeeded." Wood adds, "I think musically we were searching for deliberate structures— proper intros, strong choruses and actual middle eights— but retaining the atmosphere and sense of space that's become sonically familiar over the past releases."
And as for the lyrical content, Skalsky comments, "People have commented on my lyrics as being religion or death-centric. I think I've put that behind me. This record is still about the human condition, but more hopeful."
Along with drummer John Hadfield and bassist Nathan Goheen, and a number of guest players, the album is a shimmering opus, the culmination of disparate assets that sees a band truly coming into its own through the medium of these nine songs.
released 01 September 2010
Written recorded and produced by Dead Heart Bloom. Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, New York, NY. Record design by Metadog Design Group.
Boris Skalsky (vocals, keys, guitars)
Paul Wood (guitars, keys)
Nathan Goheen (acoustic and electric bass)
John Hadfield (drums and percussion)
Nadia Sirota (viola)
Michael Attias (baritone sax)
Background Vocals: Bjorn Solli, Breedlove, Joy Dragland, Kelsey Robinson, Richard Kennedy.
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