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The Black of Space

by The Black of Space

Debut, self-titled release by new rock/metal duo, "The Black of Space," featuring a tight collection of their eclectic original tunes.
Genre: Rock: Avant-Prog
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1. Rat Trap
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2. Zeek the Pig
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3. Send the Little Devil Dude, Packin'
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4. Master of Manipulation
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5. Lightspeed Accidents
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6. I'm Waiting for Bliss
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7. Give Me Back
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Album Notes
The Black of Space is Phil Laudin and Jimmy Skelly. This album is a self-titled release, consisting of 7 songs ranging from 2 minutes to 6+ minutes.

The listening experience itself is a journey. There are many musical flavors to beguile throughout. People who have had the opportunity to screen the album mostly brand it as “different”, having been compared to the sounds of Seattle, Primus, Mr. Bungle, and Zappa alike, all blended into their own brand of musical eccentricities.

The songs were recorded and produced by both members, and mixed and engineered by Phil Laudin. On this recording, Jimmy Skelly hammers out some very impressive and progressive beats on his 300-degree monstrosity of a drum kit, and appears on some tracks with some backup vocalizations. Phil Laudin takes the role of lead/rhythm guitars, bass, keys, and lead/backing vocals.

Because the bass lines are seldom the same from one song verse to the next, the songs become structurally demanding; changes in timing seem to come from out of nowhere; transitions tend to flirt with the avant-garde, in that the very style of the song(s) can change at a moment’s notice. This all due, in part, to Jimmy’s amazingly eclectic drumming style – putting it this way, every bass line that Phil came to the table with was immediately scrapped as soon as they were put up against Jimmy’s crazy drum-fills and relentlessly unforgiving changes. Although the bass lines are tricky to not only remember, but to execute as well, they make all the difference in driving the songs through the journey.

"The Black of Space" have auditioned and worked with a good number of musicians in the time since the completion of the recording. Although many players were excited to start, with the prospect of becoming co-writers with the band for future recording endeavors, under the pretense that they learn the band’s 7 previously-recorded songs, however, none made it that far - some players stuck around for close to a year before telling the band in so many words that it wasn’t their thing, while some stuck around for only a couple sessions.

Either way, it wasn’t long after when the band decided to move ahead as a 2-piece. The prospect of live shows means that special mixes will be utilized to enable "The Black of Space" to perform live while being accompanied by the key background tracks. Nonetheless, the duo is a well-oiled machine when performing together, and look forward to supporting this effort starting in the summer of '15.



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