Dark Days Exit
Felix Laband’s highly acclaimed masterpiece album “Dark Days Exit” (2005) is available as VERY LIMITED EDITION vinyl LP re-issue. After a decade the maestro will release his long awaited new album “Deaf Safari” end of May 2015!
Felix Laband is Maritzburg-born, Durban-bread and Cape Town-based. He thankfully took up computer music instead of surfing, and was in various guitar-based bands (including Fingerhead and incurable) before having a solo piece included on the Koert Kotze en die Vrouekolonie CD. Laband´s fiendish and phat foray into introspective electronics was highly promising and the highlight of a critically acclaimed project. He also had two notable inclusions on the excellent Sound of the Durban Underground collection. He already produced two fantastic albums, but this time he's going real deep and shows us his Dark Days Exit.
This album is deep, it comed from the deepest heart and reflects a phantastic sound journey through a land, whose contrasts couldn’t be extremer and whose history couldn’t be more bizarre. As Felix told U.K. magazine “Dazed & Confused“, “That South Africa is a land of weird contrasts which definitely comes through in my music. I'm not afraid to throw thingsaround. A lot of European stuff is quite formulistic, people stick to a certain sound and a specific way of doing things. I try to throw that out of the window.“