A Day in the Stark Corner

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A Day in the Stark Corner
Studio album by Lycia
Released 10 June 1993 (1993-06-10)
Recorded August 1991 and July 1992 at Lycium, Mesa, Arizona
Genre Dark wave, ethereal wave
Length 57:11
Label Projekt
Producer Lycia
Lycia chronology
A Day in the Stark Corner

A Day in the Stark Corner is the third studio album by the American Dark Wave band Lycia, released on 10 June 1993 (1993-06-10) through Projekt Records.


Mike VanPortfleet has attributed a lack of quality recording equipment as having a profound effect on Stark Corner's sound.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Ned Raggett of Allmusic gave it 4 out of 5 stars, describing it as being "a series of similar sounding pieces which work wonderfully as an extended mood setter.[1]"

In MK Ultra Issue No. 1, (1995) Peter Steele of Type O Negative said

You should be familiar with Lycia. It's dark, ambient Goth music. The last album is called A Day in the Stark Corner. I would like our next album to sound something like this. It is the most depressing thing I've ever heard in my life. If I put it on in the morning when I get up... I'm useless for the rest of the day. It makes me feel like killing myself. It's like, why even bother getting dressed when I can just slit my wrists. Such simple hypnotic beats. Everything is drowned in reverb, yet the emotion comes through so loud and clear. It's just devastatingly beautiful, as beautiful as it is devastating. That's how I want to come through.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mike VanPortfleet

No. Title Length
1. "And Through the Smoke and Nails"   6:51
2. "Pygmallion"   5:58
3. "The Body Electric"   5:20
4. "Wide Open Spaces"   6:47
5. "The Morning Breaks So Cold and Gray"   7:37
6. "The Remnants and the Ruins"   6:53
7. "Goddess of the Green Fields"   2:34
8. "Everything Is Cold"   3:25
9. "Sorrow Is Her Name"   5:40
10. "Daphne"   6:03


  • Mike VanPortfleet – Instruments, mixing
Additional musicians and production


  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "A Day in the Stark Corner". Allmusic. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "MK Ultra #1". INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE by: Alex Zander. [dead link]