Downwelling cover



After first introducing the Dark Mark moniker for a self-released Christmas EP in 2012, Mark Lanegan brought it back years later for some collaborative work with electronic musicians, beginning with Alessio Natalizia aka Not Waving on their album Downwelling. Natalizia’s focused, precise compositions, with hints of everything from Harmonia to offerings on Mego, provide a strong base for Lanegan’s always moving singing, now feeling even more like a human ache amid technology on songs like “Burn Out Babylon” and “Persimmon Tree.”

Ned Raggett