Vostok is a lake 2 miles under the surface of Antarctica and is thought to be over 1 million years old. Scientists have been drilling to reach the lake to find out if life can survive in such harsh environments. After 20 years of drilling they finally reached the lake today and in honor of that Fanfarlo has released the track “”Vostok, I Know You Are Waiting” which isn’t a track that you’ll hear on their new album Rooms Filled With Lights unless you fork out the $35 for the limited edition box set. The box set includes additional tracks, artwork by Allison Diaz and a compass (of course).
This track is one of the better ones that we’ve heard out of the band recently and probably should have been included on the main release of the album. It starts out with the sound that you would probably imagine an Antarctic wind would sound like then transitions into an ode to Vostok with the idea that the lake has been waiting there for 20 million years for us (don’t even get me started on why I don’t agree with drilling into this lake) and closes out with the sounds of cracking ice under reverberating piano. It’s still I sound that I’m trying to get use to from the band but it’s not as out reaching as “Deconstruction”.
Rooms Filled With Light is out February 28th via Atlantic Records