Darla Smoking is a Slovenian duo of crazed cats, Brgs and Nac, who seriously shook the Slovenian grounds with the release of Big Bug on Kapa Records in 2017. Darla mixes various influences and sounds, including field recordings from various parts of the world, which Nac then carefully electronically processes. Brgs on the other hand provides a constant drum drive, combined with extensive use of modular synthesizers. Their sound is therefore extremely multifaceted, with the most dominant elements of world or ethno music and dub, but their music reaches and goes far beyond just these two genres. Live concerts are supported with live visuals by Atlas Skull who is part of Darla’s visual message from the beginning.
After passing the bless on collaboration album Pass The Bless with Mcs and producers Levni (Turkey), Stormtrap Asifeh (Palestine), Ethnique Punch (Turkey) and Naji (Iran) , Darla presents new album Extinct, dedicated to all the wanishing live on our planet. “Extinct” is trying to awake and remind again that the battles against extinction from some decades ago are still here and haven’t been getting any attention and help in solving the situations. We still have Native Americans without their prairie, Tibetian people being forced to become Chinese, Maori and Aborigini tribes drowning in the big city’s slums, massacre in Amazonia and the last sheppard in Bulgaria who is being sucked into globalisation. It goes all the way to the plastic soundscape under the Arctic sea. All in all the new album spits out the dying screams and helpless anger while we all quietly watch the world blow in our faces. Extinct is the new dead.
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