Rothko Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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One of the UK's most underrated bands, Rothko have now reached their 20th anniversary and as a result have decided to bury their signature bass-led sound in a whole pile of murk. This is their darkest album to date, a dense brutal affair with only flickers of light allowed to creep past the all encompassing darkness.
While it’s unclear whether or not London-based four piece Rothko ever actually split up, it’s been a while since they actually recorded anything. Their last studio recordings ended up on 2010’s Sunset To Sunrise EP. Following an appearance at the Half Die festival in Rome they decided to record new material. Severed Tense EP appeared last year and now we have their first long-player in 9 years, Discover the Lost. Typically, the musical interplay between the band creates soundscapes that are haunting just as much as they are melodic.
Rothko / Billy Mahonie