From The Desk Of I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness: “Ghosts Before Breakfast”

“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 all week. Read our recent feature on them.

“The beginnings of Dada were not the beginnings of art, but of disgust.” —Tristan Tzara

White: Before the Surrealist movement there was Dada. A movement to flip the formed ideas of art on its backside, Dada was born after WWI. It’s great that pieces like Ghosts Before Breakfast are now archived for the public though sites like YouTube. Is this a film?