dltzk - frailty

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emo-adjacent sometimes-rock album with some truly wild sound design drawing on game soundtracks, the prettiest & most hyperactive ends of edm, & gorgeous digital noise. it's apparently emerged out of the "digicore" scene which is hyperpop-adjacent i think? no idea what the distinction is yet. but it's easily one of the very best things to be at all associated with any of those

the general mood & eclecticism reminds me a fair bit of the 1975, just if they were less polished & went much wilder with sonic experimentation. it's really got that grand emotional bombast - the first two bloc party albums are brought to mind a little too? & then "search party" sounds like it's heavily drawing on the meadowlands, consciously or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMkYZ49n5Gw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGbXPOzrw0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxR_0Zo4wfw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ4avsc4mWY

ufo, Saturday, 20 November 2021 12:57 (one week ago) link

Knew this'd make it here haha. Yeah I enjoyed my first listen a few days ago. Search Party is really good, as is Movies For Guys. Hyperpop emo, sure, but also very much somethinggaze and somethingwave too. Very au courant

imago, Saturday, 20 November 2021 13:08 (one week ago) link

"your clothes" reminds me a fair bit of something i can't quite place, maybe "new music machine" by cornelius? but i'm not certain that's it

ufo, Saturday, 20 November 2021 13:14 (one week ago) link

Hmm, will try to work it out.

Search Party's (glorious) climax is almost unbearably loud on earbuds btw. I like to be assailed with noise but wow

imago, Saturday, 20 November 2021 13:23 (one week ago) link

Hear what you mean. There might be a Coaltar of the Deepers thing going on...?

imago, Saturday, 20 November 2021 13:35 (one week ago) link

i think it's "new music machine" + poppy's "her" in the bridge (though that's a fairly generic sort of alt-rock thing) that it was reminding me of

one thing about this album is the video game synths are really well integrated, usually attempts to put them in anything resembling rock music clash really badly but they've figured it out here

ufo, Sunday, 21 November 2021 10:47 (one week ago) link

this album is like if yasutaka nakata produced clarity or silent alarm

ufo, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 10:27 (one week ago) link

and then the results got thrown in a blender

ufo, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 10:32 (one week ago) link


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