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«Dan Schreck is a north-american musician who studies sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In his spare time he also does some credited work with production and stuff and meanwhile, he also manages to get some time for his own experiments with music and sound. 'Grow in the Dark Watch' is another one of these audio experiments where Dan works sound as a medium to achieve particular moods or feelings.

The mood that goes throughout most of this small EP is perhaps close to fear, suspense, or even terror. The first four tracks are kind of creepy in their own way, thanks to the type of sounds Dan choosed to work. Tracks five and six are a bit different and they seem more like experiments on hypnotic drones and loops than anything else. After a while listening to 'Grow in the Dark Watch' - mind you, it's not an easy listening by any chance - you can go two ways: either your brain starts to get into the loops and you feel yourself being pulled into a caleidoscopic journey; or you start to feel uncomfortable with the sharp and pointy sounds and want to terminate your listening right away. I've felt both ways in separate listening incursions and I can tell you this much: 'Grow in the Dark Watch' needs some time and dedication to grow itself into you. Enjoy!»
- Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • A.Y.S.O. .................................................................................... pt us
  [4'33'' • 7,80Mb • VBR]
02 • Dynamout ............................................................................... pt us
  [2'20'' • 3,71Mb • VBR]
03 • Bigfooted ................................................................................. pt us
  [1'41'' • 2,93Mb • VBR]
04 • Economic Geology .................................................................... pt us
[4'27'' • 8,33Mb • VBR]
05 • Benthos in the Zone ................................................................ pt us
  [2'26'' • 4,89Mb • VBR]
06 • Can't Never Stop Dancing ....................................................... pt us
  [6'54'' • 13,3Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt  
  [PDF-Zip • 3,94Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 43,9Mb]

Reviews:

«Dan Schreck, my partner in cigar-smoking, Wii-boxing, civilian arrests, and other crimes of nerddom, has released his first album entitled, "Grow in the Dark Watch."
And it's the worst pop record I've ever heard. Dan would agree with that. Dan doesn't make pop records, he breaks pop records into their primary parts, and reassembles them into pure make-beleive. It's one of the best experimental albums of the year. When listening, I imagine putting on special goggles that turn everything I see into a legoland scene. For the faint of experimental heart, it may take a few listens to get where Dan's going with Grow in the Dark Watch. But once you get there, you'll find that the world is, and has always been made of primary colors.»
- Gordon Tebo [Pan Anthem] / June 19, 2008

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©2008 Sebastian Alvarez
©2008 aeriola::behaviour
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©2007 Dan Schreck
©2008 test tube


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