"Camp Dark, an indie electro and atmospheric pop project out of Minneapolis... Without a doubt, this is one of those truly inspired and meticulously composed albums whos songs are meant to be listened to as one drives lonely stretches of road at night in the rain... one cannot help but recognize the cinematic quality of the band's music." -James G. Carlson,

Camp Dark's first offering, Nightmare In A Day, started as a collection of song skeletons composed by Adam Svec (vocals) and Graham O’Brien (beat-maker / producer). The meat on the bones was added by a list of wonderful players (see the list of contributors). The arrangement of the limbs, direction of the hair, and shade of the makeup was largely generated and manipulated by O'Brien. 

After spending a year living in Charleston, SC, Svec's experience of the American South resulted in a number of song ideas that included the racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still disappointingly apparent in the heart of Dixie. The juxtaposition of the heavy lyrical content settled against a gorgeous sonic landscape reminiscent of Radiohead's "Let Down" or Bjork's "Yoga" makes for a musical experience that will have the audiophiles reaching for their headphones and the motorists choosing the long way home.

Contributors (in alphabetical order): Dan Choma, Matt Friesen, deVon Russell Gray, John KestonMatt LeavittRobert MulrennanCasey O'BrienChris Salter.



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Nightmare In A Day


Written by Adam Svec & Graham O'Brien

Lyrics by Adam Svec

Produced by Graham O'Brien

Samplers, Synths & Drums by Graham O'Brien

Recorded by Graham at Bellows Studio

Mixed by Graham and Adam Krinsky at Bellows

Mastered by Huntley Miller

Contributors (in alphabetical order): Dan Choma, Matt Friesen, deVon Gray, John Keston, Matt Leavitt, Robert Mulrennan, Casey O'Brien, Chris Salter.