Album Release Party!
Darsombra, David Jacober
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
For 15 years, Arbouretum has been exploring vast stretches of musical terrain, releasing five full-length albums on Thrill Jockey Records to widespread acclaim, as well as several short-run collections. Their sound has been characterized as walking a line between heavy psychedelia, doom, and folk rock, though not without a singular uniqueness, a quality that led The Guardian to proclaim them to be "One of the most distinctive voices around".
Since their origins in late 2002 through the present, Arbouretum's live shows have always been an exhilarating affair. Whether onstage at the legendary Carnegie Hall or in a smoky bunker in Brno, Czech Republic, their sets alternate between meditative drones, delicate melodic passages, and feedback-filled crescendos, connected all the while by founding member Dave Heumann's long, expressive guitar solos and a song-driven approach to collective improvisation.
Transcendental audio/visual rock duo Darsombra have packed and prepared their space shuttle for launch, readying themselves for journey to inner space. Brian Daniloski (a veteran of metal bands Meatjack and Trephine), pilots, navigates, and controls the sound of Darsombra, alternating between searing guitar riffs, leads, loops, mammoth vocal swells, and soundscapes. He takes one part metal, one part psychedelic rock, one part experimental, and dashes of prog, glam, and krautrock, to soundtrack the voyage. Filmmaker Ann Everton stewards us along the way by projecting her kinetic, psychotropic videos specifically composed to Daniloski's music, engulfing the audience within the trip.