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Dark Blue World: Dark Blue World (Drip Audio)

Fronted by the poetry and voice of Elizabeth Fischer, DarkBlueWorld creates dark disturbing songs using rich, harmonically complex, melodic rock.

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product information:

UPC: 778224202424

Label: Drip Audio
Catalog ID: MAX20242
Squidco Product Code: 8912

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray


Elizabeth Fischer-voice, lyrics

Ron Samworth-guitar

Skye Brooks-drums

Pete Schmitt-bass

Chad MacQuarrie-guitar

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track listing:

1. Warm Coat 4:23

2. Evening Wolves 7:02

3. Dark Blue World 4:29

4. Church Of The Blind 4:36

5. CafÈ Lovely 6:12

6. Melancholique 5:35

7. Night Face 5:24

8. Shit Happens 5:35

9. Well Oh Well 5:27

10. Displaced Persons 4:30

11. Turn It 6:49

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"Showcasing unconventional rhythmic textures and an uncompromising approach to music, DarkBlueWorld constructs songs that are sophisticated and direct in their lyrical and musical conception, speaking with truth, courage and conviction. Often acerbic and darkly satirical, DarkBlueWorld's music is emotionally layered with subtly complex harmonic and rhythmic turns. Their culturally engaged, profoundly melancholic songs intelligently communicate the complexities of human experience, combining artful simplicity, originality and inherent beauty.

DarkBlueWorld's epic sound has been noted for its paradoxical nature, simultaneously hypnotic and sullen: "blending disturbing lyrics with beautiful melodies... breathing sadness and celebration in the same breath", at times "a thrilling noise assault of feedback and percussion" [].

Their unique "alchemical magic" is completed by Elizabeth's "lushly dismal narratives", ranging harmonically from "a macabre growl to a keening shriek" with "superior range and color" conveyed by her "cigarette-rough voice" [CD of the Week, JunkMedia]. "These are the forlorn regions where DarkBlueWorld will take you, and the voyage wont be gentle; there is a deep sense of command within its drama." "-Drip Audio

Artist Biographies:

"Vancouver-based guitarist/composer Ron Samworth is a high profile presence on the Canadian scene, equally at home playing in the jazz tradition or the extended sound worlds of new and improvised music. Nominated for the 2002 National Jazz Writers Award "Best Jazz Guitarist", he leads the acclaimed quartet Talking Pictures and co-leads the 15-piece NOW Orchestra. He has appeared at all of the major jazz festivals across Canada, the Jazzfest Berlin, Chicago Jazzfest, New York's Knitting Factory, Vienna's Let's Cool One Chamber Jazz Festival, and at prestigious venues in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He has performed and recorded with many leading international artists including John Zorn, John Medeski, Han Bennink, Marc Ribot, Wayne Horvitz, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, Marilyn Crispell, George Lewis, and Canadian jazz legend Claude Ranger. His inter-disciplinary work includes composition, performance and sound design for theatre, spoken word, film, and dance."

-Capilano University (

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