PR027 – Darqo – Tannhauser Gate

2020. A global pandemic shuts down the entire world. 4 friends from Lichtervelde (BE) who call themselves Darqo are forced to stop rehearsing and to stop recording new music at their studio. A couple of months pass by and the idea grew to experiment with home recording. Unable to record bass or drums at home, they had to improvise. Bjørn made some noisy drone sample at home and sends these to Thomas. Not being able to record actual bass, Thomas decides to try his luck with a Moog bass synth plugin and succeeds to record a wobbly low bass track. They agreed they would send the track to 1 person each time without the previous person to know what they recorded. So the track went to Tjalle, who provided some foley sounds and an acoustic guitar riff. Then the track went to Jelle who plays drums in Darqo. However, instead of a drum beat Jelle makes a dreamy guitar track with the help from his Ebow. Still nobody knows how the song will end up sounding. Finally, Cisn gets the track and he adds some more low end and some distorted guitar and mixes everything together. “The Hauer Principle is born.

While still being in lock down they also started reworking a song that was only released last year on Polderriffs – Volume I in support of the postponed Alcatraz Metalfest show and called it “Nemo’s War (Creeptown Mix)“.

Unfortunately the pandemic still keeps all members out from rehearsal- and studio-space. Eager to do something with the songs they decided to share this unique album with the world through digitale release by Polderrecords.

Tannhauser Gate doesn’t sound like anything they released before. Exploring the range of what they are capable off they made this droney, ambient, noise EP. NightsInTheScullery was a heavy sludge forward album and now they made this more atmospheric and dreamy EP. Constantly evolving they’re sound so they wouldn’t sound the same twice.

Digital Release on all major streamingservices and bandcamp: May 7th, 2021.

More info soon for a vinyl release!