The musical entanglement of long-time friends, award-winning singer-songwriters and producers Maia Davies and Patrick Krief, Darkometro
’s debut is decades in the making yet arrives as instantly timeless -- intermittently recalling the neo classicism of Weyes Blood, David Bowie’s atmospheric gradure, and the acute euphoria of glam-punk sirens Donna Summer and Blondie.
The product of a friendship forged of commiserate heartbreak, misery and more than a fair share of depravity, the album’s nine tracks reflect an era of naivete and excess told through the looking glass of maturity. Each revealing a sonic tempest in an effervescently melodic teapot.
The album is produced and mixed by Krief and co-written by Davies and Krief over countless nights of boozing and oversharing. True to theme, the project is named after a scale Krief’s friends created to measure the group’s overall darkness on any given night.
In that sense, with the pair now settled down in Montreal and Los Angeles respectively, Darkometro is a perfect moniker for its ability to capture the humour in life’s darkest days and the wisdom born from those life-defining mistakes.
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