Black Past is the musical solo vision of Cleveland based musician Gregory Boyd and “Pitch Black” is his debut statement and Dangerous Age 001.
Alternatively titled “A Soundtrack for a Deranged Motorcyclist”, “Pitch Black” is a bleak narrative pulling no punches. Utilizing an array of drums, percussion, synthesizers, guitars, and other various sound making devices, Boyd creates a damaged repertoire of haunted motorik songs and ghosted void stasis. There is an intensity and mystery buried in these tracks that keep you hooked throughout and coming back for more as you peel back each hidden layer to find new messages and meanings not obvious upon your first encounter.
“Blown Out Mind” kicks the record off with it’s repetitive drum clatter on the fringes of disaster and in-the-red synth leads. The track snow balls and collapses into “Brain Trouble”, a blitzing and disarming hypnotic grey cloud. “EG&S” (Mood Ring) will launch you into the heart of the “Pitch Black” concept while “A Dark Ride Into the Sun” rounds out the record with heavy analog riffing and dusty light waves. Bizzare fidelities resonate throughout which perplex with old school, truly D.I.Y., private basement session sound.