‘I Am David Sparkle’ to launch Debut LP

Ever since I first listened to I Am David Sparkle, I’ve been anxiously awaiting to hear news of their debut LP entitled, ‘This Is The New’. Especially after hearing last year’s ‘Apocalypse of Your Heart’ EP, which gave me a taste of the potential of what this instrumental and post-rock band is capable of. Amran explains, ‘Releasing a new record twelve months after ‘Apocalypse of Your Heart’ was a conscious decision. I guess the band is trying to catch up on lost time, as our first CD was put out only after having been around for five years- which is an awfully long time. I also think the band is in a phase where we would like to be more productive and have something to show for it, so I can definitely say that we don’t intend for ‘This Is The New’ to be the last of our efforts.”

I recently got to listen to ‘The Way Of The Universe’, the first track on their upcoming LP, which will be dropped in Singapore via Kitty Wu Records on 7 November. That seems like forever, but in the meantime, you can scroll down to the bottom of this page and sample the track for yourself. “The new LP features both old tracks written early in the band’s history (There’s No Time…) as well as new ones (Jaded Afghan, Dance of Death) that were written just this year” says Amran, and continues, “The new record runs at about half an hour with six songs, which is the same amount of time for our last record with only two songs. So definitely a distinct shift for the individual songs is the duration. The songs on our new LP are more direct, and we also worked on having more immediate melodies” he says, adding, “One thing you will notice is the electronic experimentation that we incorporated in our sound. This has always been something that the band wanted to do, and where we go with that is something that we will hopefully be able to explore more in the future. ‘The Way of The Universe’ is the lead track from the new record, and in my opinion it exemplifies the energy and emotion that we have within the band right now.”

The LP will be launched on 27th October at the ‘Recharge Revelation Global Gathering’, Europe’s biggest dance music festival, which will be held for the first time in Asia at A’Famosa Resort in Melaka, Malaysia. “We’re excited to be playing at the festival and to be there, to catch the other acts,” Amran offers, “We are honoured for having had the chance to play at several large festivals such as BayBeats and Good Vibrations in the past, so playing another big-name festival such as Global Gathering is fantastic for us. Hopefully there will be a good crowd at our stage so that we can introduce our new music to a larger audience. From what we know of Malaysian audiences, we’re quite sure that it will be an exciting trip. Forty international acts over six stages – what more can the audience ask for? We’ll definitely be playing our hearts out.”

Sample ‘The Way Of The Universe’, but be warned, you just might end up pressing repeat like I did.

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