Friday, October 22, 2010

Review: Darkstar - North

Review: Darkstar North
Dubstep / Electronic

1.  In The Wings
2.  Gold
3.  Deadness
4.  Aidy's Girl Is A Computer
5.  Under One Roof
6.  Two Chords
7.  North
8.  Ostkreuz
9.  Dear Heartbeat
10.  When Its Gone


Darkstar's trademark gloomy, chopped up production has lead to some of my favorite songs in the past couple of years, so it's no surprise that the debut album for the group came with very high expectations. It turns out they added a singer to the group and went with a more vocal route, veering slightly toward the realm of moody electro-pop a la ... well ... The Postal Service and Styrofoam. Thankfully, the production is top notch throughout and the songs are quite memorable when done well ("Dear Heartbeat"), but the album can seem a bit too gloomy at times. Once listen to "Aidy's Girl," which has been floating around for a while, and you'll miss the Darkstar of old.

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