A Day in the Stark Corner is the third studio album by the American Dark Wave band Lycia, released on 10 June 1993 by Projekt Records. Mike VanPortfleet has attributed a lack of quality recording equipment as having a profound effect on Stark Corner's sound. In MK Ultra Issue No. 1, (1995) Peter Steele of Type O Negative said.
For the first time in a decade, Lycia's 1993 album A Day in the Stark Corner is back in print on Projekt, now remastered with a bonus outtake from the original sessions. On the follow-up to Ionia, Mike Van Portfleet continues his pursuit of an apocalyptic landscape of extremes in which rich gothic guitars and intense rhythms divulge a world of bleak desperation; with that unmistakeable unnerving whispered voice. Peter Steele of Type-O Negative said about Stark Corner: "Such simple hypnotic beats, everything is drowned in reverb. Yet, the emotion comes through so loud and clear.
This album has an average beat per minute of 87 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 46/156 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist A Day in the Stark Corner. 1. And Through the Smoke and Nails. BPM Profile A Day in the Stark Corner. Album starts at 74BPM, ends at 76BPM (+2), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Lycia. A Line That Connects.
Not for nothing does the cover art feature someone dressed as Christ with a crown of wires in the desert of Arizona, where Vanportfleet lived at the time
Tracks count: 10. Views: 0. Lycia - And Through the Smoke and Nails 06:50. Lycia - Pygmallion 05:57. Lycia - The Remnants and the Ruins 06:50. Lycia - Goddess of the Green Fields 02:33. Lycia - Everything Is Cold 03:24. Lycia - Sorrow Is Her Name 05:39. Lycia - Daphne 06:03. Split - Black Mare, Lycia. Bleak ~ Vane - Lycia. Tripping Back Into the Broken Days - Lycia. A Line That Connects - Lycia.
A Day in the Stark Corner's strengths lay in the fact that is it mainly the creation of one man's vision. It's intensely personal but fulfillingly listenable all at once, as if you lifted a heavy curtain from a view you may have seen but never truly looked at before. There may be depression or there may be annihilation, but ultimately you are there discovering it all with Mike assuming the role of your own personal, somber Charon.