Hear Shane Embury’s Dark Sky Burial Project Lighten Up on “Pulvis Et Umbra Sumus”

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Decibel’s been banging on about Shane Embury’s Dark Sky Burial project since all we started jamming Q-tips into our brains over three years ago, and we’re not stopping now. OK, we’ve mercifully mostly abandoned the painful swabbing, but Shane’s largely instrumental electronic project can’t slow down, and Pulvis Et Umbra Sumus, its seventh full-length album in just three years, is further proof. And this the second volume in the “Maze Quadrilogy” is an evolution into something a bit more upbeat, which is perhaps Dark Sky Burial’s most exciting development yet.

“I really wanted to present very different moods within this album,” Embury tells Decibel. “Dark Sky Burial is not one thing only and will morph continuously through the projects existence. As you all know, these albums are audio documents of my inner and outward journey thru this maze we call life. We all have our hopes and aspirations and we all are the sum of our choices ….” “I recently crashed and ended up in hospital but a break down can be a break through.”