Release Date: Oct 16, 2020
Record label: Practise Music
On Morning Pageants, the debut album from the West Midlands duo of Tom Lenton and Oliver Jack, Delmer Darion have found the balance masterfully on their first attempt. Said to be inspired on a line from the Wallace Stevens poem "Esthétique du Mal": "The death of Satan was a tragedy / For the imagination", the album is based around the idea that the devil was once universally feared, but has over time been reduced to a comical, slightly pathetic character. Sampling has long been central to Delmer Darion 's creative process, but when they realised how difficult it can be to clear samples - especially for a young band - they embarked on the honest, if not a touch onerous, task of creating their own sample library to build their music from.