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Luke Howard + Tilman Robinson | Dark Ascending

Dark Ascending is one of the three tracks making up new ambient and melancholy collaborative EP – Dark Angels - from Australian composers Luke Howard and Tilman Robinson. In the weeks immediately prior to the impact of Covid-19, the two artists isolated themselves in Luke's studio to reimagine some of his pre-existing recordings. The resulting work is an exercise in stasis and highlights the duo's respective individual practices: a vacillation between light and darkness. Angelic voices are contorted beyond recognition while organs are manipulated into layers of texture. Dark Angels is both mournful and hopeful, preaching cautious optimism to a melancholic world. The video for ‘Dark Ascending’ was created by Jessica In. / @shedrawswithcode