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A glimpse of light in the darkness

by Stellarscope

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Lost my way 03:23
Nothing left 03:23
I'm sorry 03:25
Eclipsed 03:00
New heights 03:14
Paradise 03:33


"A mixture of shoegaze, noise, indie-rock... a noisy and chaotic world, but melodic flashes of light that appear."- Riccardo Cavrioli (indie for bunnies)
"Stellarscope captures and communicates profound emotional contrast that is heard and felt by listeners. With psychedelically-infused melancholics, distorted guitar driven punk, and fervent instrumental sections, listeners are at the edge of their musical seat while the chill, dream-infused vocal performance delivers a message of resilience and hope through a shining light of friendship in dark times. "- Indie Spoonful

"Quick rhythmic tom-tom fueled drumming sets the pace as deep resonant guitar chords chime down in bold strokes. “Waiting on something, other than the dark days of life” is the opening lyrical refrain. Guitar and bass kick in at a more frantic pace, with quick strum buzzing guitars in constant motion. In under a minute the tracks essential hook is reached with the lines “Oh, I will never tell you lies. Oh, I will never let you down.” Those vocals are stylized and delivered with a diction and processing effects that bring to mind Peter Murphy's classic output. The instrumental delivery is far more forceful however, driving forward to its hyper-charged conclusion." Dave Cromwell

" Stellarscope stir in a shoe gaze psyche rock aesthetic and a bit of grunge too. Tom Lugo's kind of barbiturate droning vox has a broken dream sound and there a kind of 80's romance wave quality " -Robb Donker Curtius (American Pancake)

"My word, the surging intense ricocheting from this ‘un is quite something else, lifted from a January scheduled full length titled “A glimpse of light in the darkness” via patetico recordings, this is Stellarscope with the immense solar soul burn that is ‘shining light’. Admittedly lyrical wise, a little close to the bone, this one really does touch nerves, but that said, a euphoric forlorn it be hazed in sheens of dream drifted shimmering that rage and rise with bitter sweet jubilance all the time shifting headlong into a celestial rapture."- Mark Barton (the sunday experience)
"... another killer release from Stellarscope that showcases their uniquely addictive punk/shoegaze sound. The record kicks off with high energy, intense tom driven percussion that immediately draws you in. The high-octane beat is soon greeted by distorted, droning guitar chords and pedaling bass." - Please Pass the Indie


released April 28, 2020

Tom Lugo- Vocals and Guitars
Bob Forman- Drums
Rob DeFlaviis- Bass

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Tom Lugo
Recorded between Jan 2019 and Oct 2019 at Patetico Studios Havertown, PA and Laboratorio Soniko Studio Middletown, PA


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Patetico Recordings Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Patetico Recordings is a Philadelphia based independent label and promotional company based out of the City of Brotherly Love.

This blissrock label focuses on releasing lo-fi post rock, dreampop, shoegazer, electro-dreampop, nu-gaze, electropop, dreamy, psychedelic, slocore, indie rock, post rock, post punk, DIY, ethereal, left of dial music for the masses!
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