Mark's superb 'Dark Weave' LP was a Friends of the Fish release - this is his follow-up...
Mark McDowell’s 6th studio album is a full band production – recording as Mark McDowell and friends – that builds on the sonic palette of 2017’s acclaimed Dark Weave.
'Breakthrough' balances themes of uncertainty and euphoria – from life in dystopian living spaces to escape into the haunting beauty of the fields and woods. A celebratory summer festival, the lurking menace of city violence, a hallucinatory road trip and fears of impending cold war combine in a panorama of 21st Century hopes and fears.
As with 'Dark Weave', the album features the unique instrumentation of the ‘Friends’ – from bouzouki to minilogue synthesizer – all of whom contribute to the sound of a band that understands its roots but is always moving forward.