BLAK is an instrumental post-rock trio from Roda De Ter, Catalonia and their debut LP Between darkness and light is out now on the Swiss label Elusive Sound. The group formed in 2015 to record a track that inspired Miquel Casals’ short film “Vostok,” and on the strength of that first effort, they were signed to the label in 2016. Between darkness and light was mixed and mastered by Randy Cordner at Beast Mansion and it finds the trio crafting soaring and cinematic instrumentals.
BLAK’s is an open-hearted music searching for that deep listener ready to go on cosmic journeys. “Black drips in the sky – Overwhelming” begins with a delicate, crisscrossing melody as mist-like atmospherics grow around a droning tremolo of guitar, but the track’s quiet introspection is soon left in the dust when it explodes skyward with the help of the full band. Majestic in its’ climb upward and complete now with deep low-end and rapid-fire percussion, BLAK finally reaches cruising altitude only to cut the engines. However, instead of entering a perilous free-fall the band hovers in this rarified air before quietly regrouping for further heights. The results are thrilling as the band blends the dark with the light while finding that place perfectly in-between.
Listen: BLAK “Black drips in the sky – Overwhelming”
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