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News imminent? https://twitter.com/darkstar/status/253777259721289729
that did I am the Sun?
It's the other one. You're thinking of Dark Star.
The ones that did 'Aidy's Girl's a Computer'
Peter Gabriel-y post-dubstep sort of stuffz.
have a look at http://soundcloud.com/dark-star-4/sets/zurich
Criminal that it never got released.
(i just pretend i do because a lot of the loudest people here are the absolute worst types of music fans)
(sshhhh, don't blow my cover)
They're not even remotely dubstep anymore. Much more synth pop.
precious little like their early singles (in a good way)
“’Timeaway’ feels like a good starting point to releasing music again, it’s very much us looking forward. It’s off-kilter, processed and bubbles and moves right through”
An arcing evolution of Darkstar’s sound, it stands uniquely as a brilliant culmination of the band’s history to this point as well as a significant vault ahead. Taking in their new approach to writing and arranging as a trio, their formidable experiences in London’s mid-2000’s grime and dubstep scene and the experimental approach to recording of album producer Richard Formby.
After touring North across the globe, James Buttery, James Young and Aiden Whalley decamped to a house in the countryside of West Yorkshire, secluding themselves from the distractions of London and writing as a trio for the first time. Their upcoming Warp debut is a reflection of the time the spent together there. Says Young, “Every place warrants a story. No matter where it is, how quiet, remote or disconnected. There are moments in people’s everyday lives, no matter how subtle, that can be documented and talked about in great detail. The instances spiral and ascend and take on their own course, altering the perception of how even the slightest change in a day can be felt deeply.”
Listen to Timeaway at: http://youtu.be/8C6RdgPq4e0
Free download: http://emailunlock.com/~55e
Timeaway is released on 12” vinyl with 10 locked-groove loops “News #1-10” on 12th November 2012 on Warp Records.
I thought North was a massively under rated album
Hyperdub don't do easy when it comes to albums sometimes. I mean Larual Halo and Dean Blunt & Inga Copland show that this year. Darkstar where kindsa the start of that. They really baited in the dance crew with the Darkstar album.
it doesn't do all that much, but I find myself coming back to it, a lot.
North is brilliant, it has a very strange mood to it.. there's something kinda unsettling about it, the melodies are amazing but also sit uncomfortably, quite overbearingly melancholy.
I'm loving it its like the flip to the last record. You can play North deep into the night then this one is like the sun coming up. It does indeed remind me of Animal Collective on Merriweather Post Pavilion but this is way better exicuted in my opinion, they have that looping layered vibe down to a tea here and have way better sound design and production than Animal Collective have ever had. The songs themselves are nice and subtle too. I don't think I've been into an album with words in it as much for a while now. And yeah I think everyone and their dog wants them to do more Aidy's Girl Is A Computer, Need You type tracks. Not sure its gonna happen tho.
totally agreed. Absolutely loving it. So excited that they'll be headlining the DiS stage at The Great Escape this year (somehow never seen them live before). Still need to pick supports. Suggestions welcome.
they look to be putting together a good show from videos I've been seeing tho. Support I dunno... If it was me I'd wack on something a bit mad like Karenn doing their live set: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU0k08fGBdk cos they bang like fuck or maybe someone from Young Echo collective: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4317271 or Wanda Group he's in Brighton and interesting: http://www.sonicrouter.com/2011/11/sr-mix-109-wanda-group-sports-complex-swimming-pool-1996/ or Basic House ding the live thing: http://blowinguptheworkshop.com/project/6--basic-house/ my suggestions might scare more people away than it draws tho haha.
They key to these kindsa events is putting on acts that the sort of people who buy tickets for the event will want to see. It's often pretty hard to predict, but we've got quite a big venue for Darkstar, but I always try to sneak something special on at the start.
I still don't quite get this record, I'm gonna keep trying though.
and the animal collective mpp comparison is spot on.
perfect for both this weather and a sunday. it's certainly got 'something', so yep, liking it a lot :D
Keep coming back to it, like a cozy blanket. Lovely stuff.
it was pretty good. The re-arrangements of the songs from the first album were amazing, but they dragged each song out a bit. Still sounded brilliant though.
That group of people at the front fucking around with the plastic flowers can go and fuck themselves, though.