Drab Majesty / Demonstration, The
Album: Demonstration, The   Collection:General
Artist:Drab Majesty   Added:Jan 2017
Label:Dais Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-02-08 Pull Date: 2017-04-12
Week Ending: Apr 16 Apr 9 Mar 26 Mar 12 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12
Airplays: 2 2 2 2 1 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 27, 2022: The Fuzz Deli
Dot In The Sky
4. Mar 17, 2018: 808s and Satanic Rites (Deluxe Ed. with Bonus Tracks)
39 By Design
2. Jan 24, 2019: Being as an ocean
Cold Souls
5. Jan 23, 2018: Waste FM
Not Just A Name
3. Oct 09, 2018: Magnetized Toner
Too Soon To Tell
6. Jan 23, 2018: M.T.: 1STHR-Best of 2017 (Part 4); 2NDHR-Reissues [2017]; 3RDHR-Regular M.T.
Too Soon To Tell

Album Review
DJ Aporia
Reviewed 2017-02-08
Darkwave. Sophomore album from Deb DeMure, the goth alias of Andrew Clinco who also plays drums in Marriages (amazing band). Deb makes what he calls “mid-fi tragic wave”, and his creative process involves relinquishing control of his body to a divine influence to receive his ideas. His music is characterized by glowing synths and drum machines, and deals with notions of death and transcendence. I found this record much more consistent than the first record, and you really can’t go wrong with any track.

Related: Cold Cave, Sisters of Mercy, Dais Records/LA goths

1. (0:59) Induction—Steadily building synthscape that leads into the next track. Play together.
2. (5:27) *** Dot in the Sky—Propulsive, uplifting, with a powerful chorus.
3. (5:00) *** 39 by Design—Bit more somber, with blurred vocals that let the synths and hissing electronic noises stand out.
4. (6:03) *** Not Just a Name—Melancholy, yearning vocals and more muted synths. Gets into something more driving towards the end.
5. (2:45) Hath No Form—Glowing ambient interlude.
6. (4:07) ** Too Soon to Tell—Driving drum machines, earnest vocals, soaring.
7. (5:26) *** Cold Souls—“The single.” Uplifting synth nostalgia with a beautiful cosmic outro. Probably incredible live.
8. (1:07) A Spire Points at the Heavens—Metallic ambience. The faintest sounds of voices.
9. (3:48) ** Kissing the Ground—Extremely fast, urgent.
10. (4:54) ** Forget Tomorrow—Dark, grimy 80s goth feel. Creative synths in the second half.
11. (6:05) * Behind the Wall—Intense, snarling vocals and a sense of urgency. Some dreamy parts. Long, cloudy ambient fade.
12. (5:22) * Too Soon to Tell (Cold Cave Remix)—Classic remix from these darkwave weirdos. Extremely fast shooting beats and falsetto vox. If you like Cold Cave you’ll dig this.
13. (5:35) Forget Tomorrow (Drew McDowall Remix)—Harsh noise and stark almost spoken vocals.
14. (4:48) * 39 by Design (Martial Canterel Remix)—Super downtempo and dreamy, reminded me instantly of Ulrich Schnauss.
15. (4:10) ** Kissing the Ground (Silent Servant Remix)—Driving head-nodding ethereal wrapped in a silver sheen.

Track Listing
1. Induction   8. A Spire Points At The Heavens
2. Dot In The Sky   9. Kissing The Ground
3. 39 By Design   10. Forget Tomorrow
4. Not Just A Name   11. Behind The Wall
5. Hath No Form   12. Too Soon To Tell (Cold Cave Remix)
6. Too Soon To Tell   13. Forget Tomorrow (Drew Mcdowall Remix)
7. Cold Souls   14. 39 By Design (Martial Canterel Remix)
  15. Kissing The Ground (Silent Servant Remix)