Black Diamonds

by Smingus

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    releases November 14, 2014

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Good Riddance
For Give, For Get
Firing Squad


Black Diamonds is Smingus' second full length album for Loose Wire.

The multi-layered and expansive tracks on Black Diamonds are intended to work as an uninterrupted emotional and sonic journey ideally consumed in one sitting.



releases November 14, 2014

SMINGUS - Black Diamonds

Dave Molus: Vocal, guitar
Tomasz Zapała: Lead guitars
Thymn Chase: Backing vocals, keyboards
Jarek Wyka: Drums and percussion
Kris Bodzon: Bass

All songs written and performed by Smingus
Additional synths and programming by Mateusz Majewski on Candidate and Know it All

All Tracks Recorded in Wolimierz, Poland at Saraswati Studios in March 2013 on vintage gear, analog instruments including a baroque organ which became the sonic centerpiece for much of the album.
Engineering & Mixing: Ranjit Prasad & Janek Busse -

Additional Tracking & Overdubbing
At Nieustraszeni Łowcy Dźwięków Music Studio and Lubel Studio Summer 2013
Engineering & Mixing: Darek Grela & Jarek Wyka

All Final Mixing, Production and Mastering done in London
At Concrete Cut Studios by Mateusz Majewski

We Couldn’t Have Made This Album Without All Of You! Many Thanks To:
Marcin Mączyński, Grzesiek Kołodziejek, Maria i Andrzej Jarońscy, Marek Repetowski, Małgosia Leśna, Remigiusz Kopiński, Zbyszek Moskal, Grzegorz Goryl, Marta Firlet Bradshaw, Agnieszka Biegańska, Wojciech Stryczek, Agata Miros, Krzysziek Stankiewicz, Wojciech Kurzak, Mantrakota, Zofia Oszacka, Adam Adamek, Marek Mikłaszewski, Bootsie, Roman Kondratiuk, Paweł Zieliński, Szymon Jakubowski, Rafał Ałasa, Gordon Stone, Robert (RIP) & Pam, Victor Magnussen (RIP), Kobra, Radek Pieslak, Sue & Jason MacDougall, Phil & Mary Molus, Al Chase, Di Chase, Zuza Molus, marta Bębęnek, Katarzyna Adamek-Chase, Magda Buczyńska-Zapała, Maks Zapała, Kasia Bodzon, Tymek Bodzon, Mia Bodzon, Antosia Wyka

And a big thanks to all of our families, friends, fans and everyone who helped us out with our Polak Potrafi crowdfunding campaign!



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Smingus Małopolskie, Poland

Smingus is an international five-piece band with a deep sentiment for folk and a permanent penchant for raw, soul-rattling lyricism. The music of Smingus is constantly evolving as the band’s leader and chief songwriter Dave Molus searches for new textures and canvases on which to paint his sonic landscapes & emotional portraits. ... more

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