March 2008, in one of the most unusual events in contemporary music history, notable electronic/alternative musician David Thrussell aka Black Lung is commissioned by DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — a funding body of the U.S Government and the Pentagon) to produce a recording that reflects the ideals and reality of Vision 2020, a futuristic military strategy program that first saw the light of day in May of 2000.
Working with a sizable budget and unprecedented access to defense installations and personnel, Thrussell took over a year to complete the project and wove many field recordings as well as the sounds of sensitive hardware and technology into the final product. “One of the greatest thrills for me,” says Thrussell, “was setting up a full P.A. inside one of the ICBM silos at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California to run and record the final mix on the title track Full Spectrum Dominance — room ambience and all!”
When asked if he sees any conflict between his latest project and his past stance as known critic of government and military activities, Thrussell is quick to retort, “No, not at all. I see my role first as a musical journalist — to present the information — there’s plenty of time for editorializing later. And…,” he continues enthusiastically, “I’ve even invented my own sub-genre to describe the album’s unique, crunchy, downbeat sound — Grave-step….”
Ranging from funk-laced rhythmic noise to eerie dark ambient soundscapes, Black Lung‘s new album ‘Full Spectrum Dominance‘ is a virtual feast for the aural senses.
The North American label Tympanik Audio and Ant-Zen in Europe, are proud to present the new Black Lung album ‘Full Spectrum Dominance‘, available now through all discerning music outlets.
- The Imperial March [clip preview]
- The Hostmen Of Tyne [clip preview]
- Full Spectrum Dominance
- The Territorial Imperative
- The Regulator Plot
- The Great Unconscious [clip preview]
- The Wonderful Wizard Of Ounce [clip preview]
- The World Without Us
- The Feminine Void
- The Neuroses Of Nostalgia [clip preview]