Pram – Dark Island
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop
Style: Art Rock, Post Rock, Experimental
Pram have always personified the little things that make Domino and it's roster so special. 'Dark Island' is a concept album steeped in the wonderful and weird and takes in the odd and solitary lives of a windswept seaside town in winter. Pervading all is a sleaziness, a dark underbelly captured by slinky guitar, drunken clarinet, brazen horn, sinister strings, heavy dub bass, mesmirised samples, hypnotising vocals & mournful trumpet. But the trademark breezy pop is still alive and well, the instrumental glamour of theramin opener 'Track of the Cat' and the gorgeous 'Paper Hats' will ease the darker edges. Check.