by Anna Trier in New Music on Tuesday 8 June 2010

I have to say I have always been a sucker for a band with an accordion, so when I meet the Minneapolis based Dark Dark Dark in Venice this summer and they not only had an accordion but an upright bass and a cello, I fell in love with their sound. This music is magnanimous, touching and intuitively narrative. It is some sort of mix between Eastern European folk music, jazz and a soulful piano singer, but it doesn’t get lost to any one category that could be used to describe it.