2 (Darker My Love album)

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2
Darkermylove 2 cover web.gif
Studio album by Darker My Love
Released 5 August 2008
Recorded 2007
Studio Sunset Sound Recorders
Label Dangerbird Records
Producer Dave Cooley
Darker My Love chronology
Darker My Love
(2006)
2
(2008)
Alive As You Are
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Independent 4/5 stars [2]
Culturedeluxe (8/10) [3]
Drowned In Sound (6/10) [4]
LA Times (?) [5]
Pitchfork Media (4.4/10.0) [6]
This Is Fake DIY (7/10) [7]

2 is the second album by the Los Angeles band Darker My Love. Recorded primarily at Sunset Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, with additional recording at Sage & Sound, The Boat, Sonora and Westbeach Recorders, it is the first with Will Canzoneri on organ and clavinet. It was released on 5 August 2008. The artwork for the album was by the lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Presley. Several of the songs on 2 had previously been performed live in a different arrangement under various working titles, appearing on the set of live albums that Darker My Love recorded during their Spaceland residency in 2006. The bass guitarist/vocalist Rob Barbato reportedly compulsively consumed two tablespoons of apple sauce between vocal takes on the song "Two Ways Out".[citation needed]

The album, produced by Dave Cooley and mixed by Tony Hoffer, peaked at #41 on the heatseekers album chart.

Track listing[edit]

The band simultaneously released two different versions of the album, on CD and double LP, with different track listings. The LP version also has the track "Pharoah Sanders' Tomb".

CD version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Northern Soul" Barbato 4:17
2. "Blue Day" Presley/Barbato 3:19
3. "Two Ways Out" Barbato 3:34
4. "Pale Sun" Barbato 2:56
5. "White Composition" Presley/Barbato 3:27
6. "Add One To the Other One" Presley/DML 3:39
7. "Even In Your Lightest Day" Presley/Barbato 2:15
8. "All The Hurry and Wait" Presley 4:39
9. "Waves" Presley/DML 2:52
10. "Talking Words" Presley 3:09
11. "Immediate Undertaking" Presley 6:39

LP version[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All the Hurry & Wait" Presley 4:17
2. "Waves" Presley/DML 3:19
3. "Talking Words" Presley 3:34
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
4. "Blue Day" Presley/Barbato 2:56
5. "White Composition" Presley/Barbato 3:27
6. "Add One To the Other One" Presley/DML 3:39
Side C
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Even In Your Lightest Day" Presley/Barbato 2:15
8. "Northern Soul" Barbato 4:39
9. "Pharoah Sanders' Tomb" Presley/Barbato 2:52
Side D
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "Two Ways Out" Barbato 6:39
11. "Pale Sun" Barbato 3:09
12. "Immediate Undertaking" Presley 4:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Tim Presley – vocals/guitar
  • Rob Barbato – vocals/bass guitar
  • Jared Everett – guitar
  • Will Canzoneri – organ/clavinet
  • Andy Granelli – drums
  • Orpheo McCord – percussion (on "Even in Your Lightest Day")
  • Stephanie O'Keefe – French horn
  • Bruce Otto – tenor and bass trombone
  • The Section Quartet – strings
  • Timm Boatman – bells
  • Steven Rhodes – shaker (on "Northern Soul")

Production and design

  • Produced by Dave Cooley
  • Mixed by Tony Hoffer
  • Engineered by Steven Rhodes
  • Mastered by Alan Yoshida
  • Strings and brass on "All The Hurry & Wait" arranged by Will Canzoneri
  • Artwork by Tim Presley
  • Layout by Sara Cummings
  • A&R – Jeff Castelaz and Peter Walker
  • Management – Dangerbird

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2 - Darker My Love". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Album: Darker My Love, 2 (Dangerbird/Strange Addiction) - Reviews, Music". The Independent. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Takru, Radhika (2009-08-03). "Darker My Love - 2 / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Your guides through L.A.'s Darker side", Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  6. ^ Moerder, Adam (28 August 2008). "Darker My Love: 2 - Album Reviews". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Routledge, Laura (3 August 2009). "Darker My Love: 2". This Is Fake DIY. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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