bvdub ‎– A Step In The Dark

AY ‎– AY045
CD, Album


1 No Rest For The Weary 10:08
2 My Cold Summer Heart 15:07
3 The Bigger They Love, The Harder They Fall 13:09
4 Another Morning, Another Day 14:13
5 Broken Bridges 11:07
6 Alone Again 11:33
7 Alone At Last 2:24

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p)AY



Packaged in gatefold card cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 532813 841229
  • Matrix / Runout: 1B49106032 TCE-6032 Pressed In Taiwan
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LT029
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI TBE15

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none bvdub A Step In The Dark(7xFile, FLAC) AY none Japan 2015


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September 21, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
bvdub's sound continues to grow in sophistication. No doubt haters will laugh at that comment. But as someone who loves Van Wey's music, I think his very best work may still be ahead of him . . . and he's already produced some incredible work. I really hope he revisits his East Of Oceans and Earth House Hold projects someday.



July 2, 2015
It's true bvdub is not for everyone.
I will concede that although "A Step In The Dark" sounds very similar to "Tanto" and "A History of Distance", each new album evolves into a new area of layering and texturing sounds that makes it quite unique. For instance, there is the jazz-infused Alone Again closing the album sounding like bvdub doing Talk Talk, and they are after all by the same artist. Not every album has to mark as radical change of direction as perhaps "A Careful Ecstasy" or "All is Forgiven".
As his music has grown in complexity, again we have another collection of tracks, each one blossoming in quite unexpected directions, tiny symphonies of melody and percussion that, at an average of over 10 minutes each, never seem too long.
Simply, for me, there is no-one else quite like him (except maybe Burial but that's a stretch) and the world always seems like a better place for his music being in it.



June 16, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

What can I say? It's Bvdub. He has a distinct sound and a recognizable approach. Some don't like it, some adore it. And that's perfectly fine. That being said, follow this:

D'you like Bvdub?
A. Yes.
B. No.

If you picked A, then give it a try and buy it. If B, don't bother.

Oh, what do I think you ask? I like it okay. It's a pleasant listen. Has its flaws, but I'm glad I experienced it.

EDIT: woah. This album is a grower. Liking it more and more. Some tracks are still eh... But they'll age like wine. I know it.