Canadian-born and Brooklyn-based arranger/composer Darcy James Argue certainly took his dear sweet time to follow-up his fantastic 2009 debut Infernal Machines. When he at last released Brooklyn Babylon last year, that delay made a little more sense. A multi-media experience combining animation, live painting and a new 18-part suite performed by the Secret Society, it featured the scope of a project that seemed four years in the making. It also left some (well, mostly me) worried that after such a massive project, it’d be another half-decade before we heard anything new from the meticulous composer.
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society's new album, Brooklyn Babylon, is out April 30th on New Amsterdam Records and it's a doozy. The collaboration with artist Danijel Zezelj certainly lives up to the sprawling narrative sound we've all heard so much about. This truly is an impressive album and the next logical step for Argue's band.
It's been a long wait since Darcy James Argue's Secret Society put out their spectacular album in 2009, Infernal Machines. The time has finally come for the group's follow-up, a collaboration with Croatian-born visual artist Danijel Zezelj, Brooklyn Babylon, drops April 30th on New Amsterdam Records. Argue really stepped out of the box with these compositions, telling a narrative through long form composition. Check out a track from Brooklyn Babylon, "The Neighborhood", after the jump to whet your appetite before the April 30th release.
It's been a pretty long wait but finally the word is out-- Darcy James Argue's Secret Society's sophomore album, Brooklyn Babylon, based on the multimedia performance the group put on with visual artist Danijel Zezelj, is slated to start recording this June and is set to release April 2013 on New Amsterdam Records.