Hearts Of Black Science ‎– The Ghost You Left Behind

Club AC30 ‎– AC304032
CD, Album, Digipak


1 Snowfall
2 Miles
3 Revolvers
4 Walking With The Sun
5 To Kill The Ghost You Left Behind
6 Empty City Lights
7 In A Park
8 Fading Evening Star
9 Driverlights
10 Serene
11 Silver

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 603375040321


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February 17, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

I met them on myspace while they're were a struggling new band from Sweden, before they were signed in England.
I told everyone about them.
The track Driverlights in itself is enough for you to go wild. It sums their music up for me: brightly dark and tremendously artistic.
This is a killer album. You can't skip a song on it. They are that good.
I was surprised to see my name on the thankyou notes of this, their first lp -albeit with a typo! :) . The way they treat their fans and the people who believed in them back then is truly special. That says a lot about this band.


January 17, 2010

In June 2009, the Virgin Megastore in Union Square was selling down everything in the store, CDs were marked down 90%. I was carelessly buying anything that looked even half interesting. I recall holding this digipak staring at it and wondering if I should buy it, even at a steep discount. The artwork was cool but perhaps it was noisy, metallic or some genre that ain't me. A guy shopping next to me said "buy it, it's really great", so I did. It was unlistened to for 6 months in one of several shopping bags, and when finally I gave it a spin at the office. Based on the opening track, I thought Hearts of Black Science could be special. They are - in spades. This band is an intoxicating blend of several disparate genres that really work when combined. The most obvious influence is Depeche Mode, with stalwart synths and poppy minor key melodies, with some well placed, intense, buzzing chainsaw guitar. There's a dash of early OMD too. Perhaps Tomas Almgren and Daniel Anghede are fans of the great much missed Swedish group, Dive. On tracks like "To Kill the Ghost You Left Behind" and the magnificent and poignant closer, "Silver", the chorus sounds like The Beach Boys. "Empty City Lights" could have been done by Salt Tank. For all of the gorgeous melody throughout, the lyrics are unrelentingly dark. The counterpoint is very appealing.
Highly recommended.