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Darkstar - News from Nowhere (2013) [FLAC] Released: 2013 Duration: 40:35 Genre: Electronic Style: Dubstep, Experimental Codec: FLAC Bit Rate: ~ 900 kbps Bits Per Sample: 16 Sample Rate: 44,100 Hz Cover: Front 01 Light Body Clock Starter 02 Timeaway 03 Armonica 04 - 05 A Day's Pay For A Day's Work 06 Young Heart's 07 Amplified Ease 08 You Don't Need A Weatherman 09 Bed Music North View 10 Hold Me Down The Darkstar that we hear on News From Nowhere bears little resemblance to the production outfit that were bang on the "future garage" trend back in 2009 with their Hyperdub single, AidyΓÇÖs Girl Is a Computer. Even then, though, there were suggestions that the group - at the time, the duo of James Young and Aiden Whalley - were looking beyond the dancefloor for their kicks. Their mutant two-step experimented with floaty electronic textures and strived for a fuzzed emotional quality some way removed from familiar raving highs. Their debut album, 2010ΓÇÖs North, made this break explicit, as Young and Whalley employed a vocalist, James Buttery. They subsequently embarked on a new direction of chilly synth-pop - notable amongst these tracks was a take on The Human LeagueΓÇÖs (You Remind Me Of) Gold. But News From Nowhere shifts the goalposts once again. In part inspired by George HarrisonΓÇÖs My Sweet Lord, DarkstarΓÇÖs second finds the group jettisoning conventional verse-chorus structure and exploring mantric vocal repetitions. A bit like Animal Collective, in fact, who tracks like Amplified Ease or You DonΓÇÖt Need a Weatherman somewhat resemble. But DarkstarΓÇÖs gleaming, pristine electronics pull them some way from that particular groupΓÇÖs wild canter through the experimental backwoods. Instead, songs like Young Hearts and Hold Me Down employ techniques drawn from synth-pop, folktronica and the shimmering ambience of Eno collaborator Harold Budd. Their aim isnΓÇÖt always true: Armonica ladles effects onto ButteryΓÇÖs vocal to cover up the paucity of its tune. But elsewhere, things come together quite beautifully. A DayΓÇÖs Pay for a DayΓÇÖs Work opens with lead-like Pyramid Song piano, and slowly opens up into a sleepy-eyed mini-symphony, like an electronica Van Dyke Parks. Later, Hold Me Down is a lush tumble of ambient repetitions that closes the disc in gorgeous fashion. TheyΓÇÖre further from the dancefloor than ever - but Darkstar are picking up new tricks as they go.
|01 Light Body Clock Starter.flac||16.426 MB|
|02 Timeaway.flac||18.643 MB|
|03 Armonica.flac||22.667 MB|