North Town - Lycia - Fifth Sun (File)
Label: Lycium Music - none • Format: 8x, File FLAC, EP, Reissue, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Ethereal
Lycia is an American dark wave band formed in in Tempe, Arizona. Although only achieving minor cult success, the band is notable for being one of the ground breaking groups in darkwave and ethereal wave styles. Their album The Burning Circle and Then Dust received some attention for the power pop hit song "Pray," and the album "remains a high point of American dark rock ," according to Allmusic. Trent Reznor and Peter Steele are some of North Town - Lycia - Fifth Sun (File) more well-known fans.
After Mike VanPortfleet started Lycia in as a solo project, in the summer of that year he met Will Welch who joined for the project. In November, Welch was replaced by John Fair. In MarchLycia's first recording, Wakea 6-song demo tapeis released on Orphanage Records.
The sound is characterized at the time by dominating rock guitars and rhythm patterns of drum computer. John Fair left Lycia inand Will Welch returned. The sound of Lycia increasingly evolved into a heavy-noise or harsh industrial direction. At the end of that year, Lycia began work on the first full-length album entitled "Byzantine", but due to technical problems it never appeared.
Mike VanPortfleet decided to gather the individual fragments of the album for a second start-up process. The final outcome was in September under the title Ionia on the label Projekt Recordsand is characterized by ambient textures and very flat and atmospheric sounds.
Meanwhile, production on the next album, A Day in the Stark Corner was already in full swing. This was published in June and follows technically seamlessly as the successor to Ionia. Soon it turned the occupation and the sound again. The line-up was extended by David Galas.
Under the project name Bleak, they began work on North Town - Lycia - Fifth Sun (File) album North Town - Lycia - Fifth Sun (File)but in a much more rough direction. In return, in the main project Lycia, new tracks were prepared, increasingly emphasizing on acoustic guitars. The album introduced the power pop hit "Pray.
It was followed by Cold inrepresenting the group's bleakest sounds yet, another landmark in the darkwave genre. With the same sound approach, but under the name of the main project Lycia, in they released the album Tripping Back Into The Broken Days. VanPortfleet released his first solo work inan ambient album entitled Beyond The Horizon Line. After several years of inactivity, Lycia announced on their Facebook and MySpace pages a digital-only release titled Fifth Sunreleased on June 22, On Wendy Waldman - Love Has Got Me 26th,Lycia announced that David Galas had rejoined the band and that they were recording a new album titled, A Line That Connectsscheduled to be released in August It is available at the Projekt Records site.
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