Mothlite is the brainchild of Daniel O’Sullivan. A prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, O’Sullivan is a member of Ulver and a regular collaborator with Sunn O))), Guapo, Æthenor, Miracle and Grumbling Fur.
Mothlite allows Daniel, along with Knut, his musical partner in Mothlite, to move in different musical directions to those taken by his other projects, recalling the deepest remnants of 80’s sounds (Talk Talk, Japan, Cocteau Twins) and fusing it with an innovative, forward-thinking approach to programming and sound design. The result is a grandiose gothic-pop euphoria that retains a subliminally progressive musical depth and O’Sullivan’s songwriting collaborations with The Big Pink and Ulver are apparent in Mothlite’s keen sense of production and lush atmospheric arrangements.
Daniel and Knut, recently spoke to Kscope about the album. A video of this chat is now streaming on the Dark Age mini-site (and below), along with the promo video for the single ‘Something In The Sky’ (also below).
Daniel and Knut discuss ‘Dark Age’
Something in the Sky
Mothlite t-shirts are also available and can be ordered separately or as a bundle with the CD or vinyl editions of the album from the Kscope store.
To read Seth Beaudreault’s interview with Daniel for Avantgarde Metal, visit their site here.
The vinyl edition of Dark Age is packed in a 5 colour gatefold sleeve with a matt laminate finish and the inner bag is on uncoated stock with 2 colour pantone print. All copies ordered from Kscope come with a code to download the album, and the first 500 orders will come with an exclusive, limited edition 7″ single featuring the radio edit of ‘Something In The Sky’ b/w a cover of ‘Why’ by Carly Simon.