The purpose built next generation interstellar Dawn Richard thread

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now for the rest of the world to take notice

(that's just the normal length of non-lead guardian album reviews)

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Saturday, 21 April 2012 06:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Didn't the same thing happen with Electrik Red?

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:32 (five years ago) Permalink

ha probably

some dude, Sunday, 22 April 2012 10:51 (five years ago) Permalink

fans doing a good job of sounding like haters imo. even if there is a commonality in sound on occasion then dawn still brings the forward motion and sense of danger to render the point unnecessarily unflattering

It's not meant to be unflattering, and yes tracks like Bombs and Automatic break the pattern, it's more that Dawn and Druski are talented enough to make good on a sound palette that would be pretty drab in the hands of lesser artists.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:51 (five years ago) Permalink

the ilxuminati media conspiracy rolls onward:,72767/

some dude, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:55 (five years ago) Permalink

It was surprisingly good—a lavish collage of contemporary dance and
electronic sounds that was infinitely more sophisticated than anybody
could have expected from a project called Diddy-Dirty Money.


dayo, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:00 (five years ago) Permalink

someone tweeted me earlier today asking whether the dawn richard EP was really that good - they were suspicious of it because...


...they were such a massive danity kane fan

i didn't really see that reason coming

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Better than MGMT

when will Jesus bring the composition chops? (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:28 (five years ago) Permalink

dayo, Thursday, 26 April 2012 02:45 (five years ago) Permalink

this album is so fucking good i can't stand it

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Thursday, 26 April 2012 06:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Great interview.

When can we expect the album?

Well, the great thing is now I have options.

You have the numbers.

Oh my God, the numbers! And the pudding is right there. We can either milk this EP—I kind of want to do something really, really clever with maybe doing a different kind of re-release. I’m not going to say what, but I think—what we’re deciding to do is, always do a little bit different in our movement. There'll probably be something right before the album, maybe Fall.

Awesome to hear she's encouraged by the numbers, whatever they actually are. Good incentive for her to keep heading down the awesome path she's on.

Evan R, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

well i think when you put something out with no label and no radio airplay and it does any kind of numbers to get onto the Billboard 200 and the iTunes charts, that opens some industry doors, or at the very least helps fund a larger budget for the next phase if it stays DIY

some dude, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:08 (five years ago) Permalink

hang on, this got to no 1 on the R&B chart? is that...what i think it is, or is it less impressive than that?

anyway she made a lyric booklet for us

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 30 April 2012 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Not crazy about "Bombs" tbh

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 April 2012 21:29 (five years ago) Permalink

^ It's less impressive and more niche, I think, like when a podcast host doesn't make the New York Times best seller list but brags about his Amazon sales rank. But Al is otm; it's still something to point to

Evan R, Monday, 30 April 2012 21:31 (five years ago) Permalink

I put this on my "best of 2012" Spotify playlist and then kind of ignored it for a couple of weeks

I came back to it today and holy shit, I like this even more than I did when I first played it

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I have only just (finally) got around to listening to this and yes, it is amazing.

They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Monday, 14 May 2012 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink


i keep wanting to play people "faith" but something about it all feels like it's not right to hear "faith" before you've heard the tracks that precede it.

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 14 May 2012 20:57 (five years ago) Permalink


The Reverend, Monday, 14 May 2012 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

click this click this

dayo, Friday, 18 May 2012 21:51 (five years ago) Permalink

damn son

The Reverend, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:32 (five years ago) Permalink

god "Automatic" is fantastic

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 14:12 (five years ago) Permalink

'Faith' is big, but there's something about the climax of the song at the end that trips me up a bit. It's like the drums come in half a beat later than expected. I've only listened to it a couple of times, mind.

Also, 'Black Lipstick' and 'Bombs' are a really cool 1-2 at the beginning. Some of the deeper cuts have yet to connect with me, but I'm willing to put more effort in. Also, SMFU is amazing.

Mercer Finn, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:40 (five years ago) Permalink

SMFU is one of my favs; I love how minor it is. It's just this moving little song tucked toward the back of the album, a breather of sorts before the finale

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:23 (five years ago) Permalink

It's all about Change for me. It's the wibbly wobbly Four Tet remix singing bells in the background with those subtle firework vocal harmonies at the front.

Surprised you like Faith so much, Lex. It has a slight touch of the Calvin Harris fake-rave to it. It's those handclaps that annoy me. Like guys, I live the sound of the Roland as much as anyone, but what was great about the TR series was you could change the strike velocity for a good build. Try it with those damn handclaps instead of having them on 10 the whole time!

But this is a minor quibble with an otherwise amazing album. There's not a duff song here. Even the slow burners. Especially thd slow burners. I mean - Scripture? DAMN!

Narco Martenot (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Singing bells? Singing bowls. Damn iPhone.

Narco Martenot (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:51 (five years ago) Permalink

everyone should listen to that new song dayo posted

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Remind me when I get home tonight. :-/

Narco Martenot (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:42 (five years ago) Permalink

i listened to the new track once & it was awesome but this dreadful working-in-an-office stint is so unconducive to listening to music, i don't know how people cope

i think i love "faith" a lot because of its position in the album - it's a tremendous work of build-and-release in its own right but also within the context of the whole thing. i wouldn't nec isolate it as the album's most impressive song ("black lipstick" or "scripture" imo) but the sheer rush it elicits is perhaps armor on's most impressive moment

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:39 (five years ago) Permalink

OTM, 'Faith' works because there's only one of it and it's perfectly timed within the flow of the album. It's like dropping a big anthem at exactly the right point in a DJ set as opposed to just playing back-to-back big anthems with deadening effect.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:07 (five years ago) Permalink

SMFU is one of my favs; I love how minor it is. It's just this moving little song tucked toward the back of the album, a breather of sorts before the finale

― Evan R, Wednesday, May 23, 2012 1:23 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark

yeah i saw the video on MTV Jams last night and was like "what is this? oh, that song? it's a single? huh?"

waggin the cock and flow tit (some dude), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Love all the videos for the singles on this album...

Mercer Finn, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:21 (five years ago) Permalink

i think "smfu" (the non-remix) was a single before "december sky" but none of us noticed it at the time. dawn keeps tweeting cryptic things that make me hopeful that a video for "automatic" might be imminent?

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:25 (five years ago) Permalink

OTM, 'Faith' works because there's only one of it

yes yes yes yes

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh! the new track has that singing bowls sound that I was loving so much on it.

Also crazy disco string arpeggios. I am loving the attention to detail on the production of this thing.

Dixie Narco Martenot (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 17:58 (five years ago) Permalink

new track is brilliant.

she said on twitter it was swapped from the EP for "change", which was prob the right decision thematically

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:40 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this interview is really great

"I’ve always had a love for talking to manatees"

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Thursday, 7 June 2012 19:05 (five years ago) Permalink

will be all the more bittersweet in a few years when she's finally reduced to collaborating with seapunk aquacrunk waverave producers :/

r|t|c, Thursday, 7 June 2012 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

... saying that tho can someone tweet her drexciya's number

r|t|c, Thursday, 7 June 2012 19:50 (five years ago) Permalink

bubble metropolis vol 1, the fish suite

r|t|c, Thursday, 7 June 2012 19:52 (five years ago) Permalink

But I stayed three years at Nicholls State University, majoring in marine biology, and then I was doubling up dancing in the NBA with the Hornets as a Honeybee.

she's like the love interest in a teen movie

goole, Thursday, 7 June 2012 20:18 (five years ago) Permalink


freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 8 June 2012 03:55 (five years ago) Permalink

she's a very lucky girl that "tryna turn me on cos you think i'm operatic" happens to be a better/funnier/truer lyric than "operational" like she was fumbling for

r|t|c, Monday, 18 June 2012 16:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Ahhhh how had I not listened to "wild 'n' young" before now??? I want dawn to make these overwrought percussive epics 4eva.

Tim F, Monday, 18 June 2012 22:26 (five years ago) Permalink


a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 June 2012 13:22 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

More Dawn/Druski. From an upcoming full-length set for October:

Evan R, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 15:31 (five years ago) Permalink


du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 15:41 (five years ago) Permalink

jesus christ that atmosphere

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 16:01 (five years ago) Permalink

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