Dark Construktor is the second studio EP from Wreck Plus. The initial idea was to give an update on how our muiscal identity evolved almost three years after 2012’s Riding The Derelict. Of course one strong factor in this evolution was welcoming our new singer. We were motivated as well by the will to push further what we had already started, making it stronger and heavier. In this EP, we kept on sharing our music tastes, from vintage hard rock and heavy metal to today’s stoner scene, also throwing crazy ideas here and there.
It was recorded in our favourite rehearsal booth at Le Tremplin in Ivry sur Seine. Steam Morrisler’s Julien Creus did an amazing job at mixing the tracks giving it the massive sound we were looking for. Our friend Jo Riou created the awesome cover that reflects perfectly the concept of the EP. We also had the chance to fiddle with the synthetisers of Voiski for our instrumental interlude. We thank all of these people for their help.
1 – Dark Construktor
2 – Leaders of Great Magnitude
3 – Arturia: Stellar Blacksmith (instrumental)
4 – Starcrossed Lovers
5 – Esoterhythm
“Tight and imaginative retro-fuzz from this gifted quartet that rocks hard and fast with relish and rigor” – Nuclear Dog’s Favourites of 2016 on Heavy Planet
“Rocks hard in the vein of the 70s musical heroes who inspired it. Best enjoyed with the volume loud and a pair of large headphones. Favorite track: Leaders of Great Magnitude.” – Skyler Isaac on our Bandcamp page
“Superb 70’s vintage heavy metal that gets better with every listen. Great stuff! Can’t wait to hear more from these guys. Favorite track: Dark Construktor. ” – Keanan Grieser on our Bandcamp page
“L’autre morceau phare, c’est l’éponyme « Dark Construktor », dont les riffs initiaux nous remémorent les trois premiers albums de BLUE ÖYSTER CULT avant une rupture à la Sabbath millèsime 80’s, permettant à Yoann Avanthey de donner la mesure en voix de fausset. De bons riffs, une vraie mélodie, que demander de plus ?” – Long John Silver’s review on Forces Parallèles (french)
An epic music video was taken out of this EP, made with a green screen and space footage.