Long Dark Night of the Soul
"Defying any impulse to reduce his art to a single musical footnote, Dal Knezevic's latest release, A Long, Dark Night of the Soul is a complex, multidimensional and colourful ambient-jazz offering. Guitar-driven and completely devoid of excess, it is sonically sparse and spacey with delicate sound effects and layers of moody textures - and quite possibly the best guitar instrumental release of 2008." "Bleeding dark and evocative atmospherics, there is an ageless wisdom dripping from each song, enabling Knezevic's compositions to etch themselves into your consciousnesses and demanding nothing less than replay. There is an unforgettable structure and ethos to Knezevic's music: it is a fiercely original blend of ambient, ethereal, moody and chill-out jazz pieces. On top of that, the album's soundtrack-esque quality repeatedly hints at a story threading through each composition, one that requires listeners to actively construct a dialogue that follows each piece as the album progresses." "A Long, Dark Night of the Soul is an album so uniquely personal that it is undeniably authentic. Flirting between genres, Dal Knezevic has created lasting musical relationships that are sonically dazzling and utterly captivating. It's fair to say that artists such as Trentemøller, Ulver, Richard Barbieri and Kevin Moore have all touched upon this sound before, but none have evoked such sustained, carnal, gut-wrenching emotions under a single album cover. A Long, Dark Night of the Soul is a must-have for the serious listener." Alex Jasperse THE MUSE'S MUSE.