In these times of mistrust and half-truths, A Measure of Darkness offers a sophisticated, modern orchestral take on deep state conspiratorial storytelling. Each track bristles with high tension and dramatic foreboding, with rich, live strings and brass driving over shadowy atmospheres, deep bass pulses and gritty textures. There are no heroes here, only smoking guns and those who wield them.
Minimal strings sway over a dark boom as the evil builds; menacing cello and tremolo strings layer in over a deadly synth pad, building the anxiety with pounding drums, dissonant violin ostinatos and shrill FX.
A creepy, minimal intro sets the scene for tense, dissonant strings to interplay with one another, dancing a deathlike waltz with intensely creepy plucks and textures, bending tones, dark cellos, stomping percussion, steadily marching towards demise.
Dangerous, swirling synth bass blasts and stomping percussion beat out a dangerous marching rhythm, while serious strings layer in. The anticipation comes to an epic climax in this lush orchestral, stabbing back end.
Shrill, high strings relentlessly race against time as the drums pound out the chasing intensity, layering with huge brass swells and deep synth blasts; driving orchestra tells the story: our hero must find a way out - and SOON - or all will be lost.
Low booms and wind chimes ground a dark, anticipatory, droning string swell, building up to very fast, racing quartet strings with high emotional stakes; pounding taikos and low brass swells bring urgency as it drives to an intense climax.
Piano ostinato intro layers with driving synth pulses for a tense intro; insistent cello and lush strings swell with stomping percussion, steadily marching with passing time towards a serious, darkly emotional full orchestral climax.
Minimal pings set a mysterious tone as guitars and an anticipatory pulse layer with short strings, swelling with a lush orchestra; brass blasts signal a darker turn as the tension ramps with steady drums, bending, sliding tones and a dramatic choir.
Ominous, mysterious synth pads and a deep bass blast layer under tense string plucks, marking time against driving violins and a lighter piano ostinato; evolving with driving snares and brass, swelling up to a huge, pounding, magnificent back end.
A darkly emotional piano motif layers with sophisticated basses and pulses for a somber, dramatic intro which swells up with insistent short strings and an introspective string theme; builds to a bolder, full orchestral back end with rock-based drums.
A tense, minimal piano intro with tense string swells and high pings sweeps with a lush orchestra and driving synth ostinatos, building with driving percussion to an emotional and sophisticated climax.
Mysterious piano and low bass accents set a dark, ominous tone while synth pulses swell beneath; racing strings layer in with steady percussion and brass, driving towards a sophisticated, emotional orchestral back end.
A dark pad layers under a serious piano motif, setting a contemplative and emotional intro; strings layer in as the drama unfolds, swelling up with ticking, lush full orchestra and a bold brass theme to a huge climax.
Minimal, low piano and cello set a mysterious, tense intro; an emotional motif gives us a somber moment of calm contemplation until the full orchestra comes in with bold, ascending brass for a lush, dramatic and sweeping build.
A tense piano intro plays a darkly innocent intro leading to driving strings, an insistent synth pulse, slamming drums building the deadly charge towards a bold anti-heroic hybrid orchestral and brass-led back end as time runs out.
A tense piano intro plays a mysterious motif, while a low, swirling pad drones ominously; massive orchestral stabs swashbuckle into a driving, exciting middle. Wild, period violins slice and pulsing synths create a timeless, adventurous climax.
Minimal, creepy, dissonant cello slides lead to very tense, driving Hitchcock-ian strings, building with string tremolos, staccato accents and stick percussion snaps to a sophisticated yet dark climax.
A driving synth bass pulse sets a tense pace while rhythmic strings bring a serious determination to the fore; powerful drum accents layer in as the orchestra builds with importance and emotion to a huge, brassy back end build.
Serious piano theme builds with chiming guitars and driving bass pulse, stopping down for a tense cello moment with pounding drum accents, layering with rhythmic high synth textures, building towards a massive, driving and urgently dramatic crescendo.
Mysterious, chiming synths and bells with dangerous, low pads and brass blasts layer with insistent, anticipatory string ostinatos, building with relentless time and pounding drums as the brass drives the huge drama to a dark build.
Darkly menacing pads mix with western-tinged acoustic guitar and ominous piano; dangerous cello promises trouble as the brass-led orchestra swells in with pounding drums and a huge distorted synth, grinding towards a massive back end.