“There was no sense of urgency, no real plan to finish this album,” says Chris Goyer, lead singer of I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, a band that’s taken eight years to follow-up Fear Is On Our Side. With titles like “You Are Dead To Me” and “The Sun Burns Out,” Dust picks up exactly where Fear left off, piling dark atmospherics on top of pained, brooding, impenetrable lyrics about whatever happened to be on Goyer’s mind when the tape started rolling. If it sounds heavy, that’s because Ministry’s Paul Barker produced the album, just like the one before. If it occasionally sounds lighter, that’s because the rest of the band members—Daniel Del Favero, Ed Robert, Ernest Salaz and Tim White—haven’t lost their fondness for modular synths, chorus pedals and looping guitar arpeggios. ILYBICD will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our recent feature on them.
Salaz: My friend Lauren Robertson turned me on to these guys a few years ago. This song is hard to describe, but it’s a bit of a lysergic journey about the flesh, sin and this crazy world. I like the raga section with the sitar-like guitar, tablas and backward-sounding strings. There’s a calm, spooky Dario Argento aspect to this music. It ends with flute and seagulls. I guess the trip is over.
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