BEYOND DAWN - In Reverie LP (WHITE)
Finally on vinyl, Beyond Dawn's acoustic / electronic release In Reverie, comprising 35 minutes of despondent acoustic dirges, including a cover of Joy Division's 'Atmosphere'. The album is rounded out by 2 electronic remixes/reworkings of tracks from Revelry.
"This album is a whisper. Sparse instrumentation telling of sadness, hope, loss, everything. A violin. There, a snare ostinato to the march of boots, an ominous rearing of heads of no regret & fuck-all attitude. A near-inaudible vibraphone somewhere in between. There, a slow djembe rhythm, bitter-sweet in its pleasantly soothing grooves. The only constants are the deep, calm, Michael Gira-esque vocals, a laid-back acoustic guitar repeating downscaled riff fragments, and the searingly triumphant trombone (the latter BEYOND DAWN’s trademark – sad and grand without being whiny or epic; solemnity without pomposity, beautiful all the way through).
That is what BEYOND DAWN are, or were. Bitter-sweet. So deep in their tar-pit of pale blue melancholy that nothing matters, but still detached in their ironic stances. Or maybe those aspects complement each other. The same thing, raising a middle-finger in the deepest dark against the light rushing towards you, but still spreading their arms to embrace and love whatever destiny is approaching." (avantgarde-metal.com)
Ltd. 100 copies on white vinyl in polylined inner sleeve, reverse print outer sleeve, 12" insert.
Duplicate Records 2022