Lark - Gong Is Struck (CD)
- R 92
'Mouth of Me has won several awards including best South African After the success of Mouth Of Me, Lark produced second album Razbliuto, released in August 2006 to rave reviews from national. In April 2007, the album won a SAMA (South African Music Award) for "Best Alternative Album". Lark performed tracks from this album to a very excited crowd at the biggest event of the biannual Oppikoppi festival. Their performance was one of the biggest attractions and most celebrated of the event, leaving the overwhelmed crowds wanting more.
Soon thereafter, Paul was signed on as a produceAfter a time Paul Ressel felt it was time to leave South Africa and go to the UK and the band had to take a hiatus. In 2009, Ramfest (an annual South African music festival) invited Lark to perform for the first time in a year and to do a national tour, no one expected the level of support they received on that tour which only confirmed that Lark is indeed one of South Africas best loved acts.
The band released a live DVD titled A Dagger and A Feather of one of their greatest stage performances of their career at the Pavilion Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2010 Lark took on the stage at Ramfest once more to deliver their latest musical offerings along with some reworked tracks as well as launching their new single Vampire on their latest release titled V. The EP features before unreleased tracks Brave and Vampire along with remixes of Vampire by Mr. Sakitumi and Brave by electro producer Haezer. Gong Is Struck is their highly anticipated fourth studio album. Inge Beckmann provides pure dark decadence with her unparalleled ability to stun audiences with her voice and presence while the production is dark and glitchy.
Gong Is Struck presents a harder more intense Lark sound with a progressive, edgy and to the point sonic under current which will leave listeners disarmed and enthralled.