Deep Dark Blue
2012 release, the sixth album from the British Post-Punk veterans. If their 2010 album, Death Message Blues, was a collection of loss and acceptance, after the untimely death of original bassist Bill Marten in 2008, then, Deep Dark Blue is a reflection of songs about hope and endeavor, but with the usual mischief and lyrical mendacity reminiscent of previous recordings. It reflects a re-shaping of the Incas sound into a perhaps mature and yet willful approach to guitars, percussion and offbeat narratives of tall tales and extravagant characters. And overall, the 13 new songs, written by Harry S., have taken on further inspiration of styles and genres. There's surf punk, there's trashman's blues, death rock grunge and end of the world ballads. Deep Dark Blue, with it's exploration into yet more exuberant sounds and ideas, is looking for the band to consolidate and find yet newer untapped congregations to enthrall.
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