"The track tip-toes methodically down a dark tunnel, the duet countering with a ray of light. The “Sleeping Bodies” in the song are certainly in repose, but Of the Dark I Dare lets you see their dreams." ~ BuzzBands
"Soaring off of endless euphoria the group transports listeners to another galaxy, floating through the universe completely intoxicated by infatuation." ~ EDM Boutique
"Haunting synths and scattered electronic beats help the mystic imagery feel both mysterious and modern. " ~ The Vinyl District
"...... music is dark and alternative, blending unusual tonalities with modern structures and melodies. “HOME” is a beautiful & cinematic track that’ll hypnotize you from the first listen." ~ GroundSounds
"......finds her in a contemplative mood as the music wends its way to the ceiling and drips sounds like a stalactite. The combinations of keys, esoteric computer generated synthetics and a captivating vocal entrap the listener in a mineral deposit of evocative spaciousness. Akin to spectrum physics – there is a slow feed of colour combinations which the duo are able to extrapolate and the mind is captivated by the slowly changing spectral kaleidoscope." ~ Emerging Indie Bands
"Beyond the powerful vocals and subtle production [“BARE”], one can find sonic solace in the hypnotic spaciousness of the music. " ~ The Vinyl District
" Tracy (vocals) and RickEy (keyboards) combine an electronic mix with dark, intense but undoubtedly hypnotic and lush, cinematic arrangements." ~ Little Indie Bands
"....A dark, haunting melody with stunning vocals, and a pop undertone that kicks into high gear in the chorus. It is captivatingly beautiful, blending two seemingly polar opposite thresholds, gothic and dance/electronica, almost seamlessly" ~ Planet Stereo
Of the Dark I Dare can control the weather.
Their unique brand of electro-luxe cemetery pop unites Rickey Lumpkin II’s dark keyboard landscapes with the brave melodies and soaring vocals of Tracy Lorin. The volatile mixture is tethered solidly in place by the unwavering rhythms of drummer, Christopher Hendrich. The trio blends two “seemingly polar opposite thresholds, gothic and dance/electronica, almost seamlessly.” ~ Planet Stereo.
It feels as though they want to reach a part of you that was previously unknown, to take you where you may not want to go, or so you thought. Whether you wish to go or not, Of the Dark I Dare’s pull is irresistible. With traces of Phantogram or Bat for Lashes, there is no denying that you are witnessing a fresh exploration of musical freedom and power.
Lumpkin (affectionately dubbed the Unicorn by Lorin) and Hendrich were both born in Germany, while Lorin is from Philly. There is a special chemistry, a brooding mixture of dark and light, that gives them a flavor all their own, which has garnered them placements in film and opening for the band Berlin.
Lorin, modest and unassuming, blushes at such praise, no doubt recalling the days when she would only sing in the closet. Literally. The music has become an act of self-discovery and transformation, equal parts mad science and deep human longing, coaxing audiences to discover what has been waiting for them silently, seductively: The gravitational pull of their own souls.