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Darker Matter

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    Pre-order of Darker Matter. You get 8 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases December 13, 2019

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Cast Your Shadow
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04:31
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05:44
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04:02
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Darker Matter
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Following The Night
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Nebulous Amorphous
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Bad Blood
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Time We Have Left (Song For Jonas)
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Escape Velocity
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Triquetra Induo (Hidden To Yourself)

about

Now in proud partnership with FiXT, the third full-length Comaduster album from veteran musician, video game sound designer and electronic music producer Réal Cardinal, is here. Titled Darker Matter, the 16 track album delivers a densely packed odyssey of sound and emotion, exploring the realms of IDM, Drum and Bass and post-rock sensibilities while simultaneously merging elements of Americana folk music, djent and doom metal, further accompanied by dark ambient shadows. The album’s intricate music production is juxtaposed by powerful vocal performances from Comaduster himself, as well as multiple tracks featuring the talented female vocalist, Mari Kattman.

Though not a concept album -- at least not nearly as much as the previous Comaduster album Solace -- the album is heavily inspired by our deep but incomplete understanding of extreme physics, and metaphysical aspects of our lives. The emotional core is much more personal and direct than anything Cardinal has previously produced, resulting in a darker and grittier atmosphere than previous Comaduster albums.

Exploring themes of occult imagery, alchemic mystery, paradoxical physics, and harsh science fiction, Darker Matter takes on these tropes with musical interpretations pushing into the limitations of digital editing, time-stretching, vocal processing, time signature complexities, labyrinthian rhythm structures, intentional audio abuse and noise artifacts.

The unifying element throughout the 80 minute album journey though is Comaduster himself, the dark mage, responsible for each sonic manipulation as he pushes & pulls listeners through hidden associations and obscurity to interconnectedness and passage through his elaborate maze.

Prepare for a transformative experience with Darker Matter.

credits

releases December 13, 2019

Written by: Réal Cardinal
Published by: FiXT Music
Produced by: Réal Cardinal

"Monolith" - lyrics and vocal recording by Mari Kattman
"Darker Matter" - additional 8 string guitar by Elijah Hennig
"Riverbound" - additional vocals by Mari Kattman
"Nebulous Amorphous", "Escape Velocity", "Following The Night" - additional guitars by Elijah Hennig

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Track Name: failure2
I stayed here in the clouds
Am I failure?
Am I silver?
Then I saw you you going down
You were golden before I knew you fell
(Until the end)
(To the end)
(At the end we will fall)

But I can tell you feel this
Underneath us all
But hiding in the dirt doesn’t suit you
Stop and let your steel words
Fragile pieces
Melt Away
(In failure)

Gone
And we fell from great heights
Where the ocean meets the sun
I stayed here in the clouds
Am I failure?
Am I silver?
Then I saw you you going down
You were golden before I knew you fell

But I can tell you feel this
Underneath us all
But hiding in the dirt doesn’t suit you
Stop and let your steel words
Fragile pieces
Melt Away
(In failure)

But I can tell you feel this
Underneath us all
But hiding in the dirt doesn’t suit you
Stop and let your steel words
Fragile pieces
Melt Away
(In failure)
Track Name: Fever Rift
Have I put the fire out?
Or deceived only
The menacing eyes
Sewn in
That follow me

A fragmented patterned skin weaves out
Wove in to a horrific shroud
Brazen and silver we dug in
To signal the damage incoming

Set on fire
We just need to know for sure
Set on fire
With needles threading under burning
Step on the pyre
Sleep walking through the halls of dirt
Set on fire
This fever's rift is open

Centered
With in somber reach
I sense annihilation
Grasp my throat

Time
Shape
Feel
Same / safe
Hold / warm
Grey / space
Free me / beaming dark

I alone
Hold the stained iron
On a table of suns
In a fever's rift

S​o I'll embrace a metaphoric view
It's just a walk between two sheltered rooms
Track Name: Monolith (feat. Mari Kattman)
I walk the world
On muted lines
Gripping fear
That someone will see us here
You’re more my size
A bark as loud as my bite

Come save me from my self
Come save me oh

The Pain in my heart
Carried all the time
The hush of your voice
The weapons we ride
The pain in my heart
Discard it into dust
Let it go
Let the sun Illuminate us both and make us so

I’m underground
Explosive lay lines
Fragile times
Under pressure we both hide
With a gripping fear
That someone will catch us here
I know those eyes
Don’t tell me to tell a lie

I walk the world
Disputing skylines
Shift your eyes
I try to fight
Words that are buried inside
A laser eye
Illuminated hollow insides
Track Name: Pyramids
Upside Down
Upside Down
Upside Down
Up and Down
Up and Down
Up and Down
All Around
All Around
All Around
Just Slow Down
Just Slow Down
Just Slow Down

I see you looking back down
Eyes meet in mid glance
From atop your pyramids you call
And it echoes through my walls
It goes on forever
It goes on forever
Track Name: Decimate The Burden
Glide low to stay hidden
A payload deforms truth before you
Lie to yourself
Because you’re a tired soul
Oh
Crease, divide and fold
The pages that could not tell you
Where to go
Not you
Not now
Your origami door
Won’t weather this elemental firestorm
No

Decimate the burden
Recrystalize defeat
To show a little courage
Leave nothing warm and breathing

So lie to yourself
No matter what you’ve been told
No
You will not feel
You will not heal

Not you
Not now
Let not a grudge define you
(its just) a recurrent hostage taking thought

If I decimate your burdens
Will I stigmatize your grief?
If I could show some courage
To see if I’m still breathing

I knew the way
But I knew I couldn’t help you
It’s like chloroform was pouring through the awnings
Ignite the lanterns on your way
Dither not, decimate the burdens
Track Name: What Can Never Be Taken From You
What you can never take away
You’ll never take away
Track Name: Riverbound (feat. Mari Kattman)
Born and set for the river
With an oath to carry our old
We will follow their sound
And never be heard
And always steer clear of the road

What will we do with the bodies?
We’ll be rolling down the river
Rolling down the river

Soil and clay in dredges
And we’ll never find the ring
Sombre and blind
We lowered the vice
But what can we see anyway

What will we do with the bodies?
We’ll be rolling down the river
Rolling down the river

To the sea
Unsaid we departed
That oath now carries us on
We will fall in to sounds
And inlets abound
Where a sorrow resides in each cove

Cracked ice and leaves fallen
Boom
We hit a stone, we’re riverbound
Light fires to the ties
We’ve left for home
All of that is gone
Shining light, Horizon
Deliver us
Alive and whole
Blinding bright harvest songs
We’ll miss you all
We’ll miss you

We’re soil and clay under bridges
For we’ve never found the ring

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