Ben and Jack Falby are brothers who have been making music together since they caused their parents divorce. These days their recovery lives under the name Dark Blue Dark Green. They have recovered in bars, basements, fields, clubs, domes, info shops and online.
A decade’s worth of exploratory incarnations and instrumentations brought Dark Blue Dark Green to 2010 in Columbia, MO where the brothers parted ways with their last original collaborator. It was then and there that they decided to forgo band-dating for the simple two-member partnership. To do this, the brothers warped and interpreted an album’s worth of their own recordings to create a sample soundscape that they could then collage, contort, and interact with live. Instruments were laid down by Jack, and vocals by Ben.
Committing to the two-piece freed up time for wilder dreams. The Falby boys removed rotting lumber, rusted space heaters, a dessicated cat corpse–in total, many thousands of pounds worth of landlord neglect–from the basement of the collective where Ben lived, creating a rad space/venue for their homebase in Columbia. Reframed, insulated, wired and plumbed, the space was ready for what might fill it. On June 20th, 2011 they filled it with their latest incarnation and a show.
Dark Blue Dark Green is the self-titled 9-track LP that signals their arrival. In fitting fashion, the album was basement-recorded, basement-mixed, and self-pressed. They cut the yucca used to make the paper for their handmade vinyl-record jackets from the garden in front of the show space they helped create. The recovery continues. Psych.