Seattle’s mood-masters Dark Matter Noise was created out of Goth-punk band leader Al Tompkins’ desire to experience evolutionary and sustaining. He had never experimented full on with an electronic sound, and it was time for changing up his total approach from his years in the Pac NW underground music milieu.

“Dark Matter accounts for most of the matter in the universal,” Tompkins explains the band’s name. “The theory that it has mass of some sort, you could conjecture the possibility of mass that could vibrate with sound. Of course there is no sound in space, so there is an oxymoron in the name. The other point of interest is pronouncing the acronym: Demon.”