James D. Stark
Portland / USA
Date of establishing :
darkwave, Gothic, synthpop
Band members:James D. Stark - songwriting, vocals, keyboards, production
Biography:James D. Stark is a Dark Romantic solo artist based in the Rose City of Portland, Oregon. All writing, production, and musical performance is carried out soley by Stark. Breaking into the Synthpop scene in 2004 with his now internationally recognized album "Fortress of Solitude", his music has reached a loyal following from fans on the internet, and is making a mark in Goth/Industrial clubs and dark alternative radio programs around the world. The popularity of the first track "Dying Beauty" inspired a Maxi-CD single with remixes by prominent artists in the scene including Assemblage 23 and Pigface drummer Martin Atkins, further elevating this rising Synthpop star.
Adding a tranquil and soothing touch to the sounds of Gothic and Darkwave, Stark has made a niche for himself developing his own genre of vibrant and emotional "Romantic Synthpop". The sound is reminiscent of European Electro and Synthpop artists such as Depeche Mode and De/Vision, but offers a distinct and genuine quality of it's own.
Stark's latest album entitled "Music of the Night", delves deeper into his trademark dark-romantic style. The opening track, "Ready", is passionate and erotic, while the lyrics of "Savior" tell a story of pure devotion against a captivating and dreamlike setting. With powerful vocals full of depth and clarity, the album takes the listener through a heartfelt and mesmerizing journey, delivering a seductive message of raw adoration.