Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Aarktica — "Bleeding Light" Jon DeRosa and his project Aarktica has been a staple of the Darla Records camp since 2000. The somnambulistic gauze that shrouds every guitar chord of his catalogue recalls shoegaze, ambient and folk. His newest collection, "Bleeding Light," steps forward with a new and more organic dimension: horns. Quoting DeRosa on his reasoning behind making this album; "Bleeding Light" is an album about New York City. It is a product of urban isolation, and the songs are aural manifestations of the loss of self." However morose his reasons may appear to be, the result is is one of his most ambitious releases to date.