Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards ’How Great A Fame Has Departed’
Blackest Ever Black, 2014 (UK)
Vinyl, 10” • Ambient, Drone, Experimental
Edition of 500.
A. Thus They Sang In The Golden Age
B. Up To The Skies
Nobody knows much about who’s behind Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards, but they’ve certainly piqued curiosity with this peculiar 10" debut via Blackest Ever Black.
Two tracks, two very different takes on dub.
Side A’s "Thus They Sang in The Golden Age" is the sound of a lonesome tenor saxophone reverberating in a loop. It’s minimal and it doesn’t go too far, but it’s a captivating six or seven minutes — just the listener and these two notes hanging in the ether.
The flip, “Up To The Skies,” is full of deep, menacing moans pierced by searing swells of electronics that approach noise. It’s been conjuring up imagery of some elevator shaft from the future, but in earlier notes I wrote, “like being trapped in a cave haunted by radioactive bats.” I think that still holds, too.
Both cuts suggest that whatever comes next for this project is promising. It’s just that it’s still anyone’s guess as to what that is.