The Black String Theory stride out from the angst-ridden dark spaces that are called Gothic and deliver songs that have audio references to the 1980’s and 1990’s. It would be easy to make a list of lots of bands and artists that these tracks remind me of but that would be a bit pointless and quite disrespectful. These tracks immediately draw you in emotionally and lift you up – deliciously self indulgent and music perfect for the twilight. What else can I say except go and have a listen.
The four-song, self titled EP was mixed by GRAMMY Award winning engineer, Chris Testa (Jimmy Eat World, The Subways, Motion City Soundtrack, Switchfoot, Mat Kearney) in Los Angeles, CA and mastered by Tim Young (Editors, The Clash, Bat For Lashes, The Kooks) at Metropolis Studios in London, UK. The EP was made available worldwide via iTunes at the end of April and is also available via Amazon, Napster and eMusic.
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THE BLACK STRING THEORY was first conceived in July 2009, inspired by what van Dort views as a quest for self-liberation and a life of authenticity. Van Dort says “You can look in an office anywhere around the world and no doubt you’ll find most people there have a shadow life of some sort. I’ve spent years working corporate 9-5 jobs, while writing music and playing in bands on the side, so I know what it’s like to lead a double-life. I realized I had to give rise to that side of me if I was ever going to live authentically.”