Deep Covers illuminates his Dark World with the release of his sophomore album and new synth-pop single Repeater — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“There are albums in the annals of music history that are tied to and influenced by certain geographical locations,” says Calgary multi-instrumentalist Daniel Wilson, the post-punk art-rocker behind Deep Covers. “This is one of those albums. In September 2019, shortly after experiencing the beautiful and foreboding volcanic landscapes of Iceland, I returned home and began writing Dark World. The imagery of geological contrasts and alien terrain translated directly into my frothing organic analogue synthesizers.”
There was more to the experience of both the trip and creative output that resulted from it, however. From its opening notes, Dark World dives deep into themes of sustainability while travelling expansive sonic landscapes brought forth by Deep Covers’ icy guitars and mechanical percussion. “I experienced the effects of global warming in real time while I was there,” Wilson recalls. “I watched pieces of ice fall off a glacier and float out into the sea. I thought it to be a good metaphor for a life lived unsustainably, both in the physical and mental realms.”
Dark World is the followup to Deep Covers’ self-titled 2019 debut. Check out Repeater above, listen to Dark World in full below, and connect with Deep Covers on his website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.